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Last updated : 01/04/2007

This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 40. Venomous Snakes- Species and the Section: Cobra

Spectacled cobra (Naja naja)

Here are some links to information on the Spectacled cobra (Naja naja), in terms of its natural habitat, care in captivity and links to pictures. You will also find the main elements relative to a bite by this species, in terms of the venom type, time response to a bite, danger level of the venom, main symptoms and hospital equipment that should be on hand to treat a bite victim, and the links on the detailed treatment of a snake bite victim.

Common Name Family: Genus: Species: Snake bite Links Natural Habitat of the Spectacled cobra (Naja naja)
Spectacled Cobra Elapidae Naja Naja toxinology.com szgdocent, wildlifeofpakistan.com, EMBL, Asiatic Cobra Systematics,

 

Venom type Time Critical Danger level Main symptoms Hospital Equipment
Postsynaptic neurotoxins Urgent Potentially lethal

Marked local effects; pain, severe swelling, bruising, blistering, necrosis.
May cause moderate to severe flaccid paralysis

Respiratory assistance

 

Links to Captive Care Sheets of the Spectacled cobra (Naja naja)

Links to Pictures of the Spectacled cobra (Naja naja)

No care sheets found to date. fotosearch, Bite results- Richard Mastenbroek, CalphotosGoogle

 

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Last update : 01/04/2007