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Species of Thailand

Malaysian banded coral snake

Calliophis intestinalis, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, 1768

(In Thai: งูพริกสีน้ำตาล, ngu phrik see namdtan)

Calliophis intestinalis, commonly known as the banded Malaysian coral snake, is a species of venomous elapid snake endemic to Southeast Asia.

Geographic range

C. intestinalis is found in Borneo, Indonesia, Java, and Malaysia.


This small species possesses a potent venom, and human fatalities from its bite have been recorded.


Four subspecies are recognized, including the nominotypical subspecies.

  • Calliophis intestinalis everetti (Boulenger, 1896)
  • Calliophis intestinalis intestinalis (Laurenti, 1768)
  • Calliophis intestinalis lineata (Gray, 1835)
  • Calliophis intestinalis thepassi (Bleeker, 1859)

Nota bene: A trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Calliophis.

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Scientific classification

Calliophis intestinalis

Common names

  • German: Gestreifte Bauchdrüsenotter
  • English:
    • Banded Malaysian coral snake
    • Striped coral snake
    • Brown long-glanded coral snake
  • Thai: งูพริกสีน้ำตาล, ngu phrik see namdtan


  • Calliophis intestinalis bilineata, Wilhem Carl Hartwig Peters, 1881

  • Calliophis intestinalis everetti, George Albert Boulenger, 1896

  • Calliophis intestinalis intestinalis, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, 1768

  • Calliophis intestinalis lineata, John Edward Gray in Gray & Thomas Hardwicke, 1835

  • Calliophis intestinalis philippina, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1864

  • Calliophis intestinalis suluensis, Franz Steindachner, 1891

  • Calliophis intestinalis thepassi, P. BLeeker, 1859


  • Calliophis intestinalis, Van Stanley Bartholomew Wallach et al. (2014)
  • Calliophis intestinalis philippinus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis suluensis, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis lineatus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis everetti, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis bilineata, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis intestinalis, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Calliophis intestinalis thepassi, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Maticora intestinalis thepassi, Johan van Rooijen & Rooijen (2004)
  • Calliophis intestinalis thepassi, Rudolf Malkmus et al. (2002)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Calliophis intestinalis 1916

Range Map

Distribution map of Malaysian banded coral snake, Calliophis intestinalis in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Budo - Su-ngai Padi National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khok Pho District, Pattani
  • Mueang Narathiwat District, Narathiwat
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Yala District, Yala
  • Ra-ngae District, Narathiwat
  • Saba Yoi District, Songkhla
  • Su-ngai Padi District, Narathiwat
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Waeng District, Narathiwat
Range map of Calliophis intestinalis in Thailand