Indian cobra (Naja naja)

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Indian cobra defending eggs

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  • The Indian cobra is mostly active during the evening and early morning.
  • Indian cobras usually prey on mice, rats, poultry, frogs and snakes.
  • When threatened, the Indian cobra will hiss and sway its hood to appear as large and aggressive as possible.
  • The venom of the Indian cobra is highly toxic.
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Indian cobra description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyElapidae
GenusNaja (1)

Information on the Indian cobra is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Indian cobra status

This species has yet to be classified by the IUCN.

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This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
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References

  1. IUCN Red List (March, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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