About this object

Capable of growing to 115 cm, but most are closer to 65 cm. Colour pattern can vary from two-coloured to three-coloured. with black, yellow and red banding. Colour pattern on the body consists of often fairly broad red bands separated by much narrower sets of yellow-black-yellow bands. The numbers of black bands on the body may vary from 10 to 24, and an additional 3 to 8 on the tail.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Micrurus nigrocinctus (Grant, 1854)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Coral Snake
  • Collector
    W Popense
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Americas: Central America: Honduras: Lancetilla Botanical Garden
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass., 1946
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 1946.31.3
Object view = Natural Science
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