Texas coral snake

The Texas 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.

The Texas Coral Snake is a brightly colored diurnal snake (active during the day) which can be found throughout Harris County. More

Range (See Map on Left): The Texas Coral Snake occurs in western Louisiana and southern Arkansas westward to southern Texas and northeastern Mexico. Habitat: The Texas Coral Snake is found in densely vegetated areas in hardwood or pine forest, usually near streams or ponds. More

The average size of mature Texas Coral Snakes is 2 to 3 feet in length. They can grow much larger, with a current record of 47.75 inches, but that is rare. Description Texas Coral Snakes are colorful snakes. More

The Texas Coral Snake (Micrurus tener) is a species of venomous elapid snake that is ranges the southern United States south to northeastern and central Mexico. Its inhabits the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Querétaro and Morelos. More

The Texas Coral Snake has red and black rings separated by narrow yellow rings with rings completely encircling the body. It is similar in appearance to the Eastern Coral Snake. The head is rounded with a black snout. More

The Texas Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius tener) is highly venomous, capable of striking at objects within the length of its body. BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS, DO NOT APPROACH OR TRY TO HANDLE THIS SNAKE; DECAPITATED SPECIMENS MAY REMAIN CAPABLE OF INFLICTING DEADLY BITES. More

Description: The colorful and venomous Texas Coral Snake is red with black bands outlined in yellow. This snake can grow to about three and a half feet in length, but averages closer to two feet in length. Females are usually slightly larger than males. More

The brightly colored Texas coral snake is the state's only member of the Elapidae family, which includes the cobras of Asia and Africa. The coral snake is slender with a small indistinctive head and round pupils, and is usually is 2-1/2 feet or shorter. More

The Texas coral snake is a small snake that can reach lengths of almost 4 feet, but they average much smaller. Most of the ones I have seen are around 2-3 feet long. More

The Texas Coral Snake has the most dangerous venom of any snake found in Texas. You don't want to take chances with this species. Don't believe the myth that it has to chew on you to get its venom into your body: that isn't true. More

The Texas Coral Snake has the traditional coloration associated with coral snakes, with black, yellow and red banding. It is capable of growing to 40 inches in length, but most are closer to 24 inches. Males are typically smaller than females. More

The Texas Coral snake can be found in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The Arizona Coral Snake is found in the southwestern United States. 3. More

Texas coral snakeTimber rattlesnake photo courtesy of Gregory Sievert. All other snake photos courtesy of John E. More

Common names

tener: Texas Coral Snake in English - English
texas coral snake in English - English
Texas Coralsnake in English - English
Техасский коралловый аспид in Russian - русский язык

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Order : Squamata
Family : Elapidae
Genus : Micrurus
Species : Micrurus tener
Authority : BAIRD & GIRARD 1853