About this object

Large snake with large flattened head, the neck can be extended laterally to form a distinct hood if the snake is disturbed. Colour extremely variable, may be brown, olive-grey, yellowish or black with or without crossbars or spots, neck often has a characteristic pattern that may resemble a pair of spectacles. Length up to 2.3 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Indian Cobra
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Karnataka: Bangalore: Jalahalli
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Liverpool University Zoology Museum, 1999
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 2000.1.2
Object view = Natural Science
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