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Naja annulifera

Banded Cobra

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
--- Can not spit venom --- ref
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The bite of most elapids is not painful. You can be bitten and envenomated without noticing it.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 245 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 22 to 40 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja annulifera  AFRIKAANS Boskapel, Egiptiese Kobra, CHINESE 喙眼镜蛇 (Huì Yǎnjìngshé), ENGLISH Annulated Cobra, Banded Cobra, Snouted Cobra, GERMAN Gebänderte Kobra, Schnauzenkobra, ITALIAN Cobra Nasuto, SPANISH Cobra Hocicuda, TSWANA Kake, UNCODED LANGUAGES Lume, Nyamafingu 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 Naja

  • Cobras
  • V. Species Naja annulifera

  • Banded cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 730
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja annulifera (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).