coral snake


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snake

 [snāk]
any of many limbless reptiles; numerous species have venomous bites. See also snakebite.
coral snake any of various venomous pit vipers of the genera Micrurus and Micruroides; called also harlequin snake.
harlequin snake coral snake.

coral snake

n.
Any of various venomous elapid snakes chiefly of the genus Micrurus of tropical America and the southern United States, characteristically having bright red, yellow, and black bands.

coral snake

a poisonous snake with transverse red, yellow, and black bands that is native to the southern United States. Bites are rare; pain does not always result, but neuromuscular and respiratory effects may be severe. Immediate treatment includes keeping the victim quiet and immobilizing the bite area at the level of the heart. Ventilatory support should be provided. Antivenin is available.
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Redtail coral snake (Micrurus mipartitus decussatus) A venomous snake from rainforest in the Choco Biological Region in Western Ecuador.
Venom researchers in Texas are now studying a possible Mexican substitute for Wyeth's coral snake antivenom, but if or until it becomes available, RTs in areas where Eastern and Texas Coral snakebites occur need to become aware of some of the issues surrounding this type of bite.
Differential avoidance of coral snake banded patterns by free-ranging avian predators in Costa Rica.
A simple consistent terminology for the basic colour patterns of the venomous coral snakes and their mimics.
to pull the bodies out, the coral snake was still there.
Using this method, Brodie (1993) showed for the first time that the coral snake pattern reduces the rate of avian predation for replicas of both true coral snakes and coral snake mimics.
Innate recognition of a coral snake pattern by a possible avian predator.
Consider the range of desert dwellers requiring venom in order to survive: gila monster, ten species of rattlesnake, coral snake, scorpion, centipede, tarantula, black widow, brown recluse, and a poisonous frog known to kill the dog that licks it.
Snakes, including the copperhead, cottonmouth water moccasin, eastern coral snake, and several varieties of rattlesnakes all have potentially deadly bites.
com/southeast-asia-venomous-snakes/cambodia-snakes-venomous-dangerous/) Thailand Snakes , some of the deadliest species of snakes found in Cambodia are Malayan Krait, Banded Krait, Small-spotted Coral Snake, Malayan Pit Viper, Monocellate Cobra, Monocled Cobra, King Cobra, Mountain Pit Viper, Blotched Pit Viper Speckle-bellied Keelback, among others.
Pit viper venom can impede blood coagulation (clotting) and cause red blood cell and tissue destruction, while coral snake venom can render the victim unable to move or breathe," says Michael Schaer DVM, ACVIM, ACVECC, emeritus professor and adjunct professor in emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.