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Please do not steal my photos for the purpose of advertising your own animals.

     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 female at left, is my original female, whom I acquired on 11/14/01. She was at least 3 years old when I got her, but possibly older. She died on 09/09/12 after producing 7 clutches of eggs. Virtually all Yellow Naja sumatrana in USA and Europe are her children or grandchildren. On this page, specimens 003, 004, 006, 019, are her children, and 016, 017, 018, 021, 022, 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, are her grandchildren. She was a great girl.

R.I.P.  We miss you.

We keep Yellow and Black Phases


10 . 11  Naja sumatrana  -  Equatorial Spitting Cobra

(Golden Spitting Cobra, Malayan Spitting Cobra, Sumatran Spitting Cobra, Black Spitting Cobra)

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Original Male


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CB'06 Male


CB'07 Female


CB'08 Female


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WC AD Male


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CB'11 Female


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CB'11 Male


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CB'11 Male


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CB'12 Female


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CB'12 Male


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CB'13 Female Twin #2


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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 Male


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CB'14 Female


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     These are great little Cobras. Our favorites. We had heard that these had been imported to USA before 2001, but we had never seen one advertised for sale, or shown off in someone's collection, until the deceased female above, along with 2 other females were imported. Once we acquired that young adult female, we asked around and watched the classifieds for a long time, looking for a male. Then a friend we had not seen in a while, told us he had a male, and he wanted to buy our female. We weren't about to let her go. Several months later, on 10/30/04, he offered to sell his male to us. We fed these two for a year, making sure they were plenty big enough before attempting a breeding. We have produced the yellow phase Naja sumatrana each year since 2006.


...........ID.#.......... Around.Neck Midbody Before.Vent Ventral Subcaudal
SumY-002-AD-M 25 19 13 184 52
SumY-003-06-M 24 19 13 182 49
SumY-004-07-F 23 19 13 189 46
SumY-006-08-F 25 19


184 47
SumY-007-AD-M 24 18 15 185 52
SumY-016-11-F 25 19 14 190 45
SumY-017-11-M 23 19 13 181 48
SumY-018-11-M . . . . .
SumY-019-12-F 25 19 13 182 44
SumY-021-12-M 23 19 13 185 52
SumY-022-13-F .. . . . .
SumY-024-14-M . . . . .
SumY-025-14-M . . . . .
SumY-026-14-F . . . . .
SumY-027-14-M . . . . .
SumY-028-14-F . . . . .
SumB-001-WC-M . . .. .. .
SumB-003-WC-F . 19 . . .
SumB-004-WC-F . . . . .
SumB-005-WC-F . . . . .
SumB-006-WC-F . . . . .


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

Pattern & Color:

No hood mark; highly variable, many differences between populations:
Malayan Peninsula: in southern part, usually bluish-black; juveniles have a light throat area with one or several pairs of lateral spots and often a median spot, in adults, black pigment usually obscures most of the throat area; occasionally, some white cross-bands in juveniles; in northern part, uniformly yellowish or light brown, with or without a clear pattern on the throat.
Sumatra: light, medium or dark brown, sometimes black; throat pattern usually clear; often approximately a dozen lighter cross-bands on dorsum.

Borneo, Palawan and Calamianes: juveniles black with approximately a dozen forward-pointing chevron-shaped white cross-bands; backward pointing chevron band on neck; throat light, belly dark except for cross-bands; adults usually uniformly black, except head and first 2-3 ventral scales, which may be yellowish brown.


Around Hood - 19 - 27   Normally 21 - 25

Mid-body - 15 - 19

Before Vent - 13 - 14

Ventral - 179 - 201

Sub-caudal - 40 - 57  basal sub-caudal often undivided.





Usually 90-120 cm, rarely 150 cm or more.



Equatorial south-east Asia: Malaysia, extreme southern Thailand, (Surat Thani Province and south), Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo, Bangka, Belitung, the Riau Archipelago) and the Philippines (Palawan, Culion); may occur on other islands in the region; possible remnant population in western Java.


Taxonomic comment:

Populations from the Malayan Peninsula were long mislabeled as Naja (naja) sputatrix. Populations from Borneo were formerly known as Naja naja miolepis. The systematics of this species need further analysis. Naja sputatrix lacks any clearly defined pattern on the throat, and usually has fewer ventral scales.







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

WCH Clinical Toxinology Resources

The University of Adelaide, Australia


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


L. CHANHOME, M.J. COX, T. VASARUCHAPONG, N. CHAIYABUTR, V. SITPRIJA (2011) Characterization of venomous snakes of Thailand Asian Biomedicine Vol. 5 No. 3 June 2011; 311-328 pdf

LAWAN CHANHOME, DVM; PIBOON JINTAKUNE, MSc; HENRY WILDE, MD,FACP; MEREL J. COX, MS (2001) Venomous snake husbandry in Thailand (Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 12, 17-23 (2001) pdf


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