*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.
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Subspecies: Only the Texas Gulf-Coast Coralsnake, Micrurus tener tener, occurs within Louisiana.
Louisiana Range: Much of the southwest, central and northern parts of the state, but absent from the Mississippi River floodplain.
Best Time and Place to Observe:
Global Conservation Status: Texas Coralsnakes are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).
Federal Conservation Status: None
Louisiana Conservation Status: Texas Coralsnakes do not have any special status in Louisiana.
Author's Remarks: I have only seen one individual of this species, an adult found in a city park in Beaumont, Texas, in 2013. On the same trip another was spotted at Village Creek State Park just north of Beaumont in Lumberton, Texas, when I was further up the trail.