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Naja siamensis

Indochinese Spitting Cobra

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
Can spit venom (up to 300 cm). 💦 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 160 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 20 to 32 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

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

  • 4.7 mm ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja siamensis  CHINESE 中南半岛射毒眼镜蛇 (Zhōngnán Bàndǎo Shè Dú Yǎnjìngshé), ENGLISH Black And White Spitting Cobra, Indochinese Spitting Cobra, Siamese Cobra, Thai Spitting Cobra, FRENCH Cobra Cracheur D'Indochine, Cobra Cracheur Indochinois, GERMAN Indochinesische Speikobra, Indonesische Speikobra, Schwarzweiße Kobra, Siamesische Speikobra, Siamkobra, INDONESIAN Kobra Siam, SPANISH Cobra Escupidora Blanca Y Negra, Cobra Escupidora De Indochina 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 siamensis

  • Indochinese spitting cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 753
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja siamensis (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).