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Naja haje

Egyptian 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 300 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 23 to 34 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

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

  • 10 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 1600 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja haje  AFRIKAANS Egiptiese Kobra, ARABIC كوبرا مصرية, BRETON Kobra Egiptat, BULGARIAN Египетска кобра, CATALAN Cobra Egipcia, CHINESE 埃及眼鏡蛇, 埃及眼镜蛇 (Āijí Yǎnjìngshé), CROATIAN Egipatska Kobra, CZECH Kobra Egyptská, DANISH Ægyptisk Kobra, DUTCH Egyptische Aspis, Egyptische Cobra, ENGLISH African Banded Cobra, Arabian Cobra, Banded Cobra, Brown Cobra, Cleopatra's Asp, Egyptian Cobra, ESPERANTO Egiptia Kobro, ESTONIAN Egiptuse Kobra, FINNISH Egyptinkobra, FRENCH Cobra D’Egypte, Cobra égyptien, GERMAN ägyptische Kobra, Uräusschlange, HEBREW קוברה מצרית, HUNGARIAN Egyiptomi Kobra, INDONESIAN Kobra Mesir, ITALIAN Cobra D'Egitto, JAPANESE アスプコブラ, エジプトコブラ, KURDISH Kobrayê Misirê, LITHUANIAN Egiptinė Kobra, MALAYALAM അസ്പ്, NORWEGIAN BOKMåL Egyptisk Kobra, PERSIAN کبرای مصری, POLISH Kobra Egipska, RUSSIAN Египетская кобра, SHONA Mhakure, SLOVENIAN Kobra Aspis, SPANISH áspid De Cleopatra, THAI งูเห่าอียิปต์, TURKISH Mısır Kobrası, UKRAINIAN Кобра єгипетська, UNCODED LANGUAGES Bou Ftira, Bou Sekka, Egipsczi òkùlôrnik, Golo, Hanes Arrer, Nachir, Nchweira, Nsuweila, Swila, Thaaban, VIETNAMESE Rắn Hổ Mang Ai Cập 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 haje

  • Egyptian cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 735
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja haje (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).