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Front fanged Elapid Snakes

Family: Elapidae

The following includes only those species which are likely to be able to cause medically significant envenoming.

Asian coral snakes

Coral snakes appear to be a minor cause of envenoming and although some species have the potential to cause severe envenoming, characterised by flaccid paralysis, this appears to be an uncommon to rare outcome of bites. Bites from these snakes are uncommon because they are secretive, seldom encountered, fossorial species.

There is no specific antivenom and treatment is supportive, particularly respiratory support

Sinomicrurus macclellandi

Coral snake

Calliophis maculiceps

Small-spotted or spectacled coral snake