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Naja mossambica

Mozambique Spitting Cobra

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
Can spit venom (up to 300 cm). 💦 ref
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Bites of this snakes very often lead to tissue loss and permanent disfigurement of the bite victim. Lethal bites are not so common.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 154 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 23 to 25 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja mossambica  AFRIKAANS Mosambiek Kobra, Mosambiekse Spoegkobra, Spuugslang, CHINESE 莫桑比克射毒眼镜蛇 (Mòsāngbǐkè Shè Dú Yǎnjìngshé), ENGLISH Mozambique Spitting Cobra, GERMAN Mosambik Speikobra, INDONESIAN Kobra Mozambik, SPANISH Cobra De Mozambique, Cobra Escupidora De Mozambique, TSWANA Kake, VENDA Phakhuphakhu, XHOSA IPhimpi, ZULU M'fezi 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 mossambica

  • Mozambique spitting cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 740
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja mossambica (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).