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Naja samarensis

Samar 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 140 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

800 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja samarensis  CHINESE 萨马眼镜蛇 (Sà Mǎ Yǎnjìngshé), DUTCH Samar Brilslang, ENGLISH Peters' Cobra, Samar Cobra, Southern Philippine Cobra, GERMAN Samar Kobra, INDONESIAN Kobra Mindanao, SPANISH Cobra De Las Bisayas, Cobra De Peters, Cobra De Sámar, Cobra Filipina Del Sudeste 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 samarensis

  • Samar cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 751
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja samarensis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).