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Indochinese Spitting Cobra

The Indochinese Spitting Cobra is a species of spitting cobra snakes belonging to Southeastern Asia. With a decline in population, this snake has been grouped under ‘vulnerable’ species.

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

    Other Names Thai spitting cobra, Siamese spitting cobra or black-and-white spitting cobra
    Length 3 to 3.9 feet
    Color Coloration varies from grey to brown to black, with white spots or stripes; white area can at times cover the majority of the snake’s body
    Distribution Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Burma
    Habitat Lowlands, hills, plains, and woodland
    Diet Mostly rodents, toads, and other snakes
    Venom Fact Highly venomous
    Clutch Size 13-19 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status VU

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    Published on January 3rd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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