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Blue Malayan Coral Snake Calliophis bivirgatus


Photographs by K C Tsang


Interesting Facts: The Blue Malayan Coral Snake feeds almost exclusively on other snakes, including juveniles of its kind. When disturbed, it tucks its head under its coil and raises its tail to reveal its startling coral red belly.


Size: About 140 cm

Diet: Feeds on snakes including its own kind.

Activity: Primary nocturnal.

Habitat: Leaf litter, forested area

References: Fascinating Snakes of Southeast Asia - Francis Lim Leong Keng, Monty Lee Tat-Mong