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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 4 photos below were taken by me, of some animals that used to be in our collection. The animals pictured below those 4, are in our collection now.

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3 . 3  Naja naja  -  Indian Spectacled Cobra

(Sri Lankan Cobra, Black Pakistan Cobra, Naja karachiensis, Naja polyocellata)

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Original Female

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CB'05 Male

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CB'14 Male

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CB'14 Male

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CB'14 Female

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CB'14 Female

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          We purchased a pair of young adult Sri Lankan Spectacled Cobras on 12/14/00. We bred them in the 2004/2005 season, and produced the 05 male. We sold the adult male, a beautiful specimen, along with a 6' female we got in a deal, to Dean Ripa for display at his Cape Fear Serpentarium.

          The 2.2 CB'14s were purchased by our friend Victor and given to us to raise and breed. 

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Sri Lanka Locality
..........ID.#.......... ..Around.Neck.. ....Midbody.... ..Before.Vent.. .....Ventral..... ..Subcaudal..
NajS-001-97-F . . . . .
NajS-003-05-M 34 23 15 185 57
NajS-004-14-M . . . . .
NajS-005-14-M . . . . .
NajS-006-14-F . . . . .
NajS-007-14-F . . . . .

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Pakistan Locality

..........ID.#.......... ..Around.Neck.. ....Midbody.... ..Before.Vent.. .....Ventral..... ..Subcaudal..
NajP-003-13-M          

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India Locality
..........ID.#.......... ..Around.Neck.. ....Midbody.... ..Before.Vent.. .....Ventral..... ..Subcaudal..
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Most of the information below was taken from the website: Asiatic Naja by Wolfgang Wuster

Pattern & Color:

Very variable; hood mark spectacle-shaped, not linked to light throat area on sides, often absent, especially in adults and in north and north-west of range;

Dorsal ground color variable, gray, yellowish, tan, brown, reddish or black; dorsum may be uniform, or with ragged cross-bands; throat and venter usually with one or several dark bands; at throat level, generally a spot on the outer edges of the ventrals and the lower one or two dorsal scale rows on each side; throat pattern often ill-defined.

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Scalation:

Around Hood - 29 - 37

Mid-body - 23 - 25

Before Vent - 15/17

Ventral - 171 - 197

Sub-caudal - 50 - 67  all divided

North-western specimens

Around Hood - 23 - 27

Mid-body - 19 - 21

Size:

Average 100-150 cm, occasionally 200 cm or more.

 

Distribution:

India (except Assam), Pakistan (except most of Baluchistan), Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal.

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Taxonomic comment: No subspecies are currently recognized. Although there are considerable differences between northwestern and other populations, the transition between them in scale counts and other characters is extremely gradual. Recognizing subspecies such as N. n. karachiensis or N. n. polyocellata would thus represent breaking a cline. However, more detailed sampling or the use of molecular methods may change this interpretation. Specimens without hood mark from northwestern India or Pakistan are often confused with Naja oxiana. This applies especially to the black cobras from southern Pakistan - N. oxiana does not occur in southern Pakistan, nor in most of western India (except northern hill areas), and is never black.

     All Asiatic Naja were formerly regarded as part of Naja naja, hence the name is applied to other Asiatic cobra species in much of the older literature.

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

WCH Clinical Toxinology Resources

The University of Adelaide, Australia

http://www.toxinology.com/

The Snakes of Thailand and Their Husbandry

by Merel J. Cox

Handbook To The Dangerously Venomous Snakes Of Myanmar

by

Alan E. Leviton, George R. Zug, Jens V. Vindum, and Guinevere O.U. Wogan

Venomous Snakes: Snakes in the Terrarium

by Ludwig Trutnau

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