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Harlequin Snake

(Scolecophis atrocinctus)

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The Harlequin Snake is also called Black-banded Snake. A small snake with black and light rings that alternate along the length of its body; light rings are orange on top, pale on sides; light blue belly; black eyes; a corals nake mimic; to 60cm(2ft). (Coral Falsa).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, northern Pacific slope; found on the ground and in low vegetation.

Found in the following Parks:

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Harlequin Snake (Scolecophis atrocinctus), Costa Rica