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Coral Cobra Snake (Aspidelaps Lubricus)



Coral Cobra Snake (Aspidelaps Lubricus)
The coral snake's body is orange to coral-red, with 20 to 47 black bands that decrease in width toward the tail. Its belly is yellow, with the black bands completely encircling the body in young snakes, but fading in adults, leaving only the first two or three intact. The coral snake has a broad rostral shield that it uses to burrow. Its head is indistinct from its neck.



I. DESCRIPTION:

  • The coral snake's body is orange to coral-red, with 20 to 47 black bands that decrease in width toward the tail.
  • Its belly is yellow, with the black bands completely encircling the body in young snakes, but fading in adults, leaving only the first two or three intact.
  • The coral snake has a broad rostral shield that it uses to burrow.
  • Its head is indistinct from its neck.
II. GEOGRAPHICAL RANGE AND HABITAT:
  • Coral snakes inhabit central and southern Africa.
  • Coral snakes kept as pets require a dry terrarium with deep, loose substrate.
  • The coral snake lives in rocky outcrops, savanna and desert.
III. DIET:
  • Nocturnal and terrestrial, the coral snake feeds mainly on lizards, snakes, small mammals and birds.
IV. LIFE CYCLE/SOCIAL STRUCTURE:
  • Like cobras, they rear the front part of the body and spread the neck when confronted, showing black and white coloration on the throat.
V. SPECIAL NOTES/ADAPTATIONS:
  • Not much is known about the coral snake's venom, but it is thought to be neurotoxic.



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