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     The 8 photos below were taken by me, in Thailand. As you can see, there are many color morphs of King Cobras in Thailand. The animals pictured below those 8, are in our collection, and owned by us.

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3 . 6  Ophiophagus hannah  -  King Cobra

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Female - Chinese

OphC-001-13-F

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Male - 1/2 Malay x 1/4 Chinese x 1/4 Indo 

OphX-001-10-M

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Male - Malaysian

OphM-001-WC-M

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Female - Malaysian

OphM-004-WC-F.

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Female - Malaysian

OphM-005-WC-F.

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Female - Malaysian

OphM-006-WC-F.

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Male - Indonesian

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Female - Indonesian

OphI-002-WC-F

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Female - Indonesian

OphI-003-WC-F

     The CB'10 male was produced by a Malaysian female, bred to an Indonesian x Chinese Banded cross male. A friend bought him as hatchling, and raised him on a diet of frozen thawed snakes, but he will now take F/T Hairless rats. He was photographed as a hatchling by Bill Love and pictured in the Feb 2011 Reptilia, and May 2011 Reptiles magazines.

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..........ID.#.......... ..Around.Neck.. ....Midbody.... ..Before.Vent.. .....Ventral..... ..Subcaudal..
OphC-001-13-F . 15 15 . .
OphX-001-10-M . 15 15 . .
OphM-001-WC-M 15 15 15 209-210 107-108
OphM-004-WC-F . . . . .
OphM-005-WC-F . . . . .
OphM-006-WC-F . . . . .
OphI-001-WC-M . 15 15 250 123
OphI-002-WC-F 19 15 15 251 107
OphI-003-WC-F . . . . .

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Pattern & Color:

Juveniles are usually dark brown or black with white or yellow cross bars, the bars are chevron-shaped on the anterior, but straighten out on the posterior.

Adults are greenish-yellow with orange throat and head in Malaysia. In other localities they are Olive, Brown, Black, sometimes with white or light/medium brown banding the length of the body.

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Scalation:

Around Hood - 17 - 21

Mid-body - 15

Before Vent - 15

Ventral - 215 - 270

Sub-caudal - 80 - 125

Size:

360 - 450 cm, often more than 500 cm

Distribution:

Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.

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Taxonomic comment:

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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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