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Naja christyi

Congo Water Cobra

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
--- Can not spit venom --- ref
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Warning. 

The bite of most elapids is not painful. You can be bitten and envenomated without noticing it.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 226 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja christyi  CHINESE 刚果眼镜蛇 (Gāngguǒ Yǎnjìngshé), ENGLISH Christy's Water Cobra, Congo Water Cobra, GERMAN Kongo Wasserkobra 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 christyi

  • Congo water cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 734
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja christyi (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).