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Naja sputatrix

Javan Spitting Cobra

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
Can spit venom (up to 240 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 185 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja sputatrix  CHINESE 马来西亚射毒眼镜蛇 (Mǎláixīyà Shè Dú Yǎnjìngshé), ENGLISH Indonesian Cobra, Indonesian Spitting Cobra, Javan Spitting Cobra, Southern Indonesian Spitting Cobra, GERMAN Javanische Speikobra, INDONESIAN Kobra Jawa, Ular Sendok Jawa, SPANISH Cobra Escupidora De Java 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 sputatrix

  • Javan spitting cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 754
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja sputatrix (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).