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The Eastern coral snake (Micrurus fulvius) is a venomous elapid snake. The average adult length is around 2 1/2 feet long


Main Characteristics

The Eastern coral snake has red, yellow, black, yellow coloring in that order. It is a very thin snake

Venom

The Eastern coral snake's venom is neurotoxic. Bites allways require medical treatment.

Mimicry

The venomous coral snake is mimiced by a few other species including the Scarlet snake and Scarlet Kingsnake, which are non-venomous and harmless.

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Micrurus
Species: M. fulvius