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Naja philippinensis

Northern Philippine 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 200 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 25 to 35 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja philippinensis  CHINESE 菲律宾眼镜蛇 (Fēilǜbīn Yǎnjìngshé), ENGLISH Northern Philippine Cobra, Philippine Cobra, Philippine Common Cobra, FRENCH Cobra Des Philippines, GERMAN Philippinen Kobra, Philippinische Kobra, INDONESIAN Kobra Filipina, SPANISH Cobra Filipina, TAGALOG Ulupong, UNCODED LANGUAGES Agawason, Carasaen 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 philippinensis

  • Northern Philippine cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 749
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja philippinensis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).