Micruroides euryxanthus euryxanthus
Arizona Coralsnake


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Other Names: Sonoran Coralsnake
Description: A small slender (13"- 24" in total length) strikingly colored with red, yellow or cream, and wide black rings that completely encircle the body. The red bands touch the yellow bands. The head and snout are black. The tail usually lacks red bands. The head is short barely distinct from the neck. Pupils are round and the scales are smooth and glossy. Anal divided.
Venom: Venomous
Habitat: Inhabitant of Chihuahuan desertscrubs, to Semidesert grassland. It is usually encountered above the flats in or near rocky or gravelly drainages, mesquite lined washes, and canyons
Behavior: A secretive snake. Chiefly nocturnal.
Hibernation: Hibernates during the cold months.
Reproduction: Lays 2-3 eggs.
Diet: Young may feeds on insects. Adults eat small snakes and lizards.
Authored by: Garth Teitjen

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