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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.

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5 . 7  Naja samarensis  -  Southeastern Philippine Cobra

(Samar Cobra)

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CB'09 Male

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CB'09 Female

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CB'10 Male

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CB'10 Female

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CB'12 Female

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CB'13 Female

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CB'13 Female

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CB'14 Male

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CB'12 Male

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CB'12 Female

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CB'13 Male

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CB'13 Female

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     The 2009 pair of Naja samarensis were acquired in a trade with a friend in Europe. The 1.1 CB'10s were acquired from another guy in Europe.

     The CB'12 #008 female was produced by us from the pair of CB'09s, and this was the first breeding by a private collector/breeder in the USA. The two CB'13 females and CB'14 male were produced by us.

.........ID.#......... Around.Neck ...Midbody... .Before.Vent. ....Ventral.... .Subcaudal.
Sam-001-09-M 21 17 15 180 40
Sam-002-09-F 20 17 14 177 42
Sam-003-10-M 21 17 13 169 43+
Sam-004-10-F 21 17 13 175 42
Sam-008-12-F . . . . .
Sam-010-13-F . . . . .
Sam-011-13-F . . . . .
Sam-012-14-M . . . . .
Sam-014-12-M . . . . .
Sam-015-12-F . . . . .
Sam-016-13-M . . . . .
Sam-017-13-F . . . . .

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Most of the information below was taken from the website: Asiatic Naja by Wolfgang Wuster

Pattern & Color:

Unmistakable. Pattern: dorsal ground color black, with numerous light variegations, especially between scales; in juveniles, a conspicuous light line along dorsal scale rows 2, 3 or 4; pattern less conspicuous in adults; venter light, cream or yellow; one very wide (usually more than 10 ventral scales) dark ventral band.

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Scalation:

Around Hood - 17 - 25

Mid-body - 17 - 19

Before Vent - 13 - 14

Ventral - 161 - 184

Sub-caudal - 41 - 52

Size:

I was told by a breeder of this specie that his breeding pair are 120 - 130 cm and 6 - 7 years of age.  He believes this specie may reach 140 - 150 cm, and they can be bred at 3 - 4 years of age and at about 90 - 100 cm long.

 

Distribution:

Philippine Islands: recorded from Mindanao, Samar, Leyte, Bohol and Camiguin. Likely to occur on other nearby islands.

Taxonomic comment:

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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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