A Blue Malaysian Coral snake (Calliophis bivirgatus, or Maticora bivirgata). This is a beautiful, but highly venomous, front-fanged species - if bitten, its neurotoxic venom can cause death within half an hour or less through respiratory failure. Surprisngly the venom glands of this snake extend all the way down the first third of its body! Adults are usually 140 centimetres (5 ft) in length, though larger specimens have been captured.
It inhabits forest floors and is nocturnal in habits. It avoids confrontation during the day but as it becomes more alert after nightfall - most bites occur because they pass by or tread on this snake. They may sometimes be encountered stretched across forest trails in the early morning.
There are 3 subspecies : Maticora bivirgata bivirgata inhabits Java, and M. b. flaviceps is found from Burma, Thailand and Cambodia through West Malaysia and Singapore to Sumatra and various islands of the Riau Archipelago. M. b. tetrataenia inhabits Borneo.