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Dendroaspis viridis

Western 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 250 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

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

  • 6.7 mm ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Dendroaspis viridis  DUTCH Groene Mamba, ENGLISH Hallowell's Green Mamba, West African Green Mamba, Western Green Mamba, FRENCH Mamba Vert De Guinée, Mamba Vert De L'Ouest, GERMAN Grüne Mamba, ITALIAN Mamba Verde Occidentale 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 viridis

  • Western green mamba
  • VI. snakeID

  • 571
Look up complete taxonomic records of Dendroaspis viridis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).