King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)

☠☠☠☠ Venomous - very dangerous ☠☠☠☠

--- Can not spit venom ---

The king cobra can move forward when raising its body for warning display. It's the only cobra that can do that. It usually avoids contact with humans and it is not aggressive. But when defending its nest or when cornered it will strike fast and fiercely.
Snake Length 40 cm - 585 cm ref Weight 12.2 gr - 12700 gr ref Pupil shape (closed state) round
Dentition type front-fanged Teeth/Fang type fixed (hollow) Teeth/Fang Length 15 mm ref

Arkive species - King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) Arkive image - Side view of a juvenile king cobra Arkive video - King cobra - overview Arkive video - Female king cobra making nest, eggs hatching out Arkive image - Juvenile king cobra - defensive posture 

Horizontal and vertical Distribution

Vertical distribution 0 to 3500 meter above sea level (a.s.l.)
Ophiophagus hannah
Asia Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India (Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra), Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Taxonomy, Subspecies and Common names

I. Superfamily Colubrids, elapids and vipers
Colubroidea
II. Family Elapids
Elapidae
III. SubFamily not assigned to any subfamily
Incertae_sedis (Elapidae)
IV. Genus King cobras
Ophiophagus
V. Species
Ophiophagus hannah
snakeID 758
Ophiophagus hannah  0 BN পদ্ম গোখরা (Padma gōkharā), রাজ গোখরা (Rāja gōkharā), শঙ্খচূড় (Śaṅkhacūṛa), ৰাজফেঁটী সাপ (Raājaphēm̐ṭī sāpa), DA Kongekobraen, DE Königshutschlange, Königskobra, EN Hamadryad, King cobra, ES Cobra real, FI Kuningaskobra, FR Cobra royal, HI नागराज (naagaraaj), HU Királykobra, ID Lanang, Ular anang, IT Cobra reale, KN ಕಾಳಿಂಗ ಸರ್ಪ (Kāḷiṅga sarpa), LOCAL Gni thaw plaw, Gnu son an, ML രാജവെമ്പാല (rājavempāla), MR गिम, दिवड नागीण (Divaḍa nāgīṇa), वडलो (Vaḍalō), MS Ular Tedung Selar, MY Gnan Gnan bȏk, NE Kalinag, Kenwata, Queta, Raj Goman, NL Koningscobra, NO Kongekobra, OR ଅହିରାଜ, PL Kobra królewska, RU Короле́вская ко́бра (Korolévskaya kóbra), SA काळिङ्गसर्प, TA இராச நாகம் (Irāca nākam), கருநாகம் (Karunākam), TE కింగ్ కోబ్రా (Kiṅg kōbrā), TH งูจงอาง (Ngoo Jong Ang), TR Kral kobra, VI Rắn hổ mang chúa, ZH 大眼鏡蛇 (Dà yǎnjìngshé), 山萬蛇 (Shān wàn shé), 眼鏡王蛇 (Yǎnjìng wáng shé), 過山峰 (Guò shānfēng), 過山烏 (Guò shān wū)