West Mexican Coral Snake

The West Mexican Coral Snake is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

venomous west Mexican coral snake (Micrurus distans) which lives in the same area. Unwary herpetologists have picked up the wrong red snake on the highway! The similarity appears to be a case of mimicry. More

Common names

Serpiente-coralillo del oeste mexicano in Spanish - espaƱol
West Mexican Coral Snake in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Elapidae
Genus : Micrurus
Species : Micrurus distans
Authority : KENNICOTT 1860