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Erythrolamprus aesculapii

False Coral
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Erythrolamprus
Species: E. aesculapii
Binomial name
Erythrolamprus aesculapii
Linnaeus, 1758

Erythrolamprus aesculapii, the False Coral, is a snake found in Amazonian South America and Trinidad and Tobago. It feeds mainly on other snakes. It has been reported that it gains some protection from predators through its mimicry of coral snakes. It is mildly venomous.


Boos, Hans E.A. (2001). The snakes of Trinidad and Tobago. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX.. ISBN 1-58544-116-3.

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