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Naja katiensis

Mali Cobra

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
💦 Can 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 107 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 katiensis  CHINESE 马里眼镜蛇 (Mǎlǐ Yǎnjìngshé), ENGLISH Katian Spitting Cobra, Mali Cobra, West African Brown Spitting Cobra, Western Brown Spitting Cobra, SPANISH Cobra De Kati, Cobra De Malí 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 katiensis

  • Mali cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 737
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja katiensis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).