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Dendroaspis angusticeps

Eastern Green Mamba

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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Mamba bites may happen unnoticed, a swift contact is enough. Bite victim may feel no pain, bite marks sometimes not even visible. If a mamba touched you with the head you should immediately get medical help! Venom can kill in minutes.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 280 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 30 to 40 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 7.7 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 1700 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Dendroaspis angusticeps  AFRIKAANS Groen Mamba, DUTCH Smalkopmamba, ENGLISH Common Mamba, East African Green Mamba, Eastern Green Mamba, Green Mamba, White Mouthed Mamba, FRENCH Mamba Vert De L'Est, GERMAN Blattgrüne Mamba, Gewöhnliche Mamba, Schmalkopf Mamba, ITALIAN Mamba Dalla Testa Stretta, Mamba Verde Orientale ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Incertae_sedis (Elapidae)

  • not assigned to any subfamily
  • IV. Genus Dendroaspis

  • Mambas
  • V. Species Dendroaspis angusticeps

  • Eastern green mamba
  • VI. snakeID

  • 568
Look up complete taxonomic records of Dendroaspis angusticeps (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).