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Naja sumatrana

Sumatran Spitting Cobra

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
Can spit venom (up to 100 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 161 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 28 to 37 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 1500 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Naja sumatrana  CHINESE 苏门答腊喷毒眼镜蛇 (Sūméndálà Pēn Dú Yǎnjìngshé), DUTCH Sumatraanse Brilslang, ENGLISH Equatorial Spitting Cobra, Golden Spitting Cobra, Malayan Spitting Cobra, Sumatran Cobra, Sumatran Spitting Cobra, FRENCH Cobra Cracheur équatorial, GERMAN Äquatoriale Speikobra, Sumatra Kobra, INDONESIAN Ular Sendok Sumatra, MALAY Ular Senduk Sembur, SPANISH Cobra De Sumatra, Cobra Escupidora Ecuatorial, Cobra Escupidora Malaya, UNCODED LANGUAGES Anunumpi, Belinatong 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 sumatrana

  • Sumatran spitting cobra
  • VI. snakeID

  • 755
Look up complete taxonomic records of Naja sumatrana (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).