Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Naja
Family: Elapidae (Reptilia)
Taxon : Reptile
Group : Animal

SPECIES
nivea
NOTES

An aggressive, nervous, diurnal snake which grows to about 120 cm. Diet consists largely of the striped mouse but it also eats other rodents, snakes and birds.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The colour varies from light to dark brown with many small black spots and flecks
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Cape cobra
Geelslang
Bruinkapel
Snake
Habitat
NOTES: Generally seen along the roads
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Toxicity
This highly toxic snake produces a neurotoxin which attacks the respiratory system and human mortality is estimated at 60%
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Coluber niveus
Vipera flava
Naja gutturalis
Naja intermixta
Naja haje
Naia flava



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