While toxins serve as a great aid in hunting and defense, their production requires a high energy expenditure by their owner. For this reason, many animals use toxic relatives for protection. The False Coral Snake imitates the appearance of its poisonous relatives, even though it does not produce toxins of its own.


  • Title: False coral snake
  • Location: North and Middle America
  • Type: cast
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • size: 1,3 m
  • scientific name: Erythrolamprus mimus
  • geological Age: recent

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