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Monocled Cobra

Monocled Cobras are south Asian snakes that carry poison.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Naja
    Scientific Name Naja kaouthia

    Other Names Monocellate cobra
    Length Up to 31 inches
    Color Brownish black
    Distribution India, China, Vietnam and Cambodia; also found on the Malay Peninsula and are native to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Nepal, Thailand
    Habitat Prefers habitats associated to water including paddy fields, swamps, and mangroves
    Diet Amphibians, small mammals, snakes and fish
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Clutch Size 16-33 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status LC

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    Published on January 4th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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