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Naja naja

Spectacled 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 220 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 20 to 30 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

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

  • 7.33 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 4000 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja naja  ASSAMESE ভাৰতীয় ফেঁটী সাপ, BENGALI Keute, গোখরা (Gōkharā), গোখরো (Gōkharō), CHINESE 印度眼镜蛇 (Yìndù Yǎnjìngshé), CZECH Kobra Indická, DUTCH Brilslang, ENGLISH Asian Cobra, Binocellate Cobra, Black Pakistani Cobra, Common Asian Cobra, Common Indian Cobra, Indian Cobra, Indian Spectacled Cobra, Spectacled Cobra, FRENCH Cobra à Lunettes, Cobra Indien, GERMAN Brillenschlange, Südasiatische Kobra, GUJARATI નાગ (Nāga), ફેણીયો (Phēṇīyō), HINDI काला साँप (Kaala Saap), कालो (Kaalo), नाग (Naag), INDONESIAN Kobra Berkacamata, Kobra Hitam, Kobra India, Kobra Paskastan, ITALIAN Cobra Dagli Occhiali, Cobra Indiano, KANNADA ನಾಗರಹಾವು (Nāgarahāvu), MALAYALAM ഇന്ത്യൻ മൂർഖൻ (Intyan Mūrkhan), മൂര്‍ഖന്‍ (Mūrkhan), സര്‍പ്പം (Sarppaṁ), MARATHI नायुम गडचिरोली (Nāyuma Gaḍacirōlī), मोठ्यालो गोवा (Mōṭhyālō Gōvā), NEPALI Goman, Nag, कालो (Kālō), गोमन (Gōmana), SINHALA Nagaya, Naya, SPANISH Cobra De Anteojos, Cobra India, TAMIL இந்திய நாகம் (Intiya Nākam), நல்ல பாம்பு (Nalla Pāmpu), நாகப் பாம்பு (Nākap Pāmpu), TELUGU నాగు పాము (Nāgu Pāmu), నాగుపాము (Nāgupāmu), URDU Kala Nag, Sheesh Nag 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 naja

  • Spectacled cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 742
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja naja (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).