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Naja oxiana

Caspian Cobra

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
--- Can not 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 190 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

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

  • 5.62 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 3000 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja oxiana  ARABIC كوبرا ما وراء نهرية, BULGARIAN Средноазиатска кобра, CHINESE 中亚眼镜蛇 (Zhōng Yà Yǎnjìngshé), CZECH Kobra Středoasijská, DUTCH Midden Aziatische Brilslang, ENGLISH Acellate Cobra, Black Cobra, Brown Cobra, Caspian Cobra, Central Asian Cobra, Ladle Snake, Oxus Cobra, Russian Cobra, Transcaspian Cobra, GERMAN Kaspische Kobra, Mittelasiatische Kobra, HUNGARIAN Közép ázsiai Kobra, INDONESIAN Kobra Asia Tengah, ITALIAN Cobra Centro Asiatico, LITHUANIAN Vidurinės Azijos Kobra, PANJABI کیسپین کوبرا, PERSIAN کفچه‌مار, POLISH Kobra środkowoazjatycka, RUSSIAN Среднеазиатская кобра, SPANISH Cobra De Asia Central, UKRAINIAN Кобра середньоазіатська, UNCODED LANGUAGES Покшал Ази кобра, VIETNAMESE Rắn Hổ Mang Trung Á 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 oxiana

  • Caspian cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 747
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja oxiana (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).