Striped Coral Snake

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Striped Coral is the second most widespread and largest Coral snake of genus Calliophis which is found in most of the hills of Western Ghats. Morphologically it is known for multiple forms of patterns and colors, usually can be identified by checking broken or unbroken stripes along the body which is uniformly slender and thin. It spends most of its life underground and feeds mainly on other snakes. though it is venomous like other Elapids, there are no authentic records of deaths or severe envenomation by this species. In scalation it can be differentiated from its closest species Beddome's Coral (C. beddomei) by checking no contact of supralabial with prefrontal which exists in later.