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     All animals pictured on this page are in our collection, and owned by us. The photos were taken by us, unless otherwise labeled. We are still looking specimens of Naja philippinensis, and extra specimens of species we already have. If you have something for sale, please contact us, at the link above.

     The 3 photos below were taken by me, of some animals that used to be in our collection. The animals pictured below those 3, are in our collection now.

   

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1 . 1  Naja mossambica  -  Mozambique Spitting Cobra

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LTC Male

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LTC Female

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     The 1.1 Naja mossambica were sent to us by our friend Victor on 10/29/14.

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..........ID.#.......... ......Hood...... Midbody Before.Vent Ventral Subcaudal
Mos-001-WC-M 20 21 13 190 62
Mos-003-WC-F 21 21 15 197 57

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Pattern & Color:

Dorsal color usually brown, olive brown, brownish black, sometimes gray. Ventral is salmon pink to almost reddish, with dark spots and mottling on the throat, and black bars below. 

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Scalation:

Around Hood - 20 - 29

Mid-body - 19 - 27

Before Vent - 13

Ventral - 170 - 196 Males     182 - 207 Females

Sub-caudal - 51 - 71 Males     49 - 70 Females

Size:

Average 90 - 120 cm (35 - 47")

 

Distribution:

S.E. Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, N.E. Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Pemba Island, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo (Katanga).

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Some of the information on this page may have been copied from the publications below.

Get an eyeful of this: a new species of giant spitting cobra from eastern and north-eastern Africa (Squamata: Serpentes: Elapidae: Naja)

WOLFGANG WÜSTER & DONALD G. BROADLEY

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