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Elapids are venomous snakes with short fixed front fangs and a worldwide distribution. Elapids share similarities with colubrids but elapids have a pair of fixed fangs attached to the cranial maxilla. The fangs are hollow and venom can be forced through the central canal. The six subfamilies are Bungarinae, Calliopheinae, Elapinae, Hydropheinae, Laticaudinae and Maticorinae.