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Southern Philippine Cobra

Southern Philippine Cobras are spitting cobras endemic to the Philippines and carry highly potent venom. They display a bright coloration.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Naja
    Species N. samarensis
    Scientific Name Naja samarensis


    Other Names Visayan cobra, Samar cobra, Peters’ cobra
    Length Up to 1.4 meters
    Color Varies between dark black and bright mustard yellow to green
    Distribution Visayas and Mindanao island groups of the Philippines
    Habitat Habitats vary greatly – from the tropical plains to the mountainous jungle
    Diet Mostly rodents, but also prey upon frogs and reptiles
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status LC

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    Published on January 5th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 16th January 2018.

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