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Naja nubiae

Nubian Spitting 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 148 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2000 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja nubiae  CHINESE 努比亚射毒眼镜蛇 (Nǔ Bǐ Yǎ Shè Dú Yǎnjìngshé), ENGLISH Nubian Spitting Cobra, GERMAN Nubische Speikobra, SPANISH Cobra Escupidora De Nubia 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 nubiae

  • Nubian spitting cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 746
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja nubiae (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).