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Types of Cobras

Ahaetulla ​Nasuta​
Ahaetulla ​Nasuta​

Ahaetulla is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as vine snakes, or whip snakes. They are considered by some scientists to be mildly venomous and are what is commonly termed as 'rear-fanged' or more appropriately, opisthoglyphous, meaning their enlarged teeth or fangs, intended to aid in venom delivery, are located in the back of the upper jaw, instead of in the front as they are in vipers or cobras.

Banded Krait​
Banded Krait​

The banded krait (Bungarus fasciatus) is a species of elapid snake found on the Indian Subcontinent and in Southeast Asia. It is one of the largest kraits, with a maximum length up to 2.1 m (6 ft 11 in).

Bitis
Bitis

Bitis is a genus of venomous vipers found in Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula. It includes the largest and the smallest vipers in the world. Members are known for their characteristic threat displays that involve inflating and deflating their bodies while hissing and puffing loudly.

Bitis Arietans
Bitis Arietans

Bitis arietans is a venomous viper species found in savannah and grasslands from Morocco and western Arabia throughout Africa except for the Sahara and rain forest regions. It is responsible for causing the most snakebite fatalities in Africa owing to various factors, such as its wide distribution, frequent occurrence in highly populated regions, and aggressive disposition.

Black-Necked Gartersnake
Black-Necked Gartersnake

Thamnophis cyrtopsis is viviparous, as are the rest of the garter snakes. As many as 25 young may be born in a single litter, measuring between 20-25.5 cm (8-10 in), making their first appearance in the late summer.

Boiga​
Boiga​

Boiga Fitzinger, 1826 Boiga is a large genus of mildly venomous, opisthoglyphous or rear-fanged, colubrid snakes typically known as the cat-eyed snakes or just cat snakes.

Bothriopsis
Bothriopsis

Read about Bothriopsis bilineata (Green Jararaca) on the Animal Diversity Web.

Bothriopsis Taeniata
Bothriopsis Taeniata

Bothriopsis taeniata is a species of pit viper found in the equatorial forests of South America. The specific name, taenia, is derived from the Greek word, tainia, meaning ribbon bandage or stripe, in reference to the slender body.

Bothrops Jararaca
Bothrops Jararaca

Bothrops jararaca — known as the jararaca[3] (or the yarara[4]) — is a species of pit viper endemic to southern Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. The specific name, jararaca, is derived from the Tupi words yarará and ca, which mean "large snake".

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Brahminy ​Blind Snake​
Brahminy ​Blind Snake​

Brahminy Blind snakes are parthenogetic – can spawn young without males. VERY COMMON non-venomous snakes which are in nearly every country across the world. It is a myth that these snakes are venomous and deadly.

Buff Striped ​Keelback​
Buff Striped ​Keelback​

The buff striped keelback (Amphiesma stolatum) is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake found across Asia. It is the sole species of genus Amphiesma. It is a typically nonaggressive snake that feeds on frogs and toads. It belongs to the subfamily Natricinae, and is closely related to water snakes and grass snakes.

Butler's Garter Snake
Butler's Garter Snake

The Butler’s Garter Snake is a non-venomous snake native to states found in America. Its scientific name is Thamnophis butleri while its common name is Butler’s garter snake.

California Kingsnake
California Kingsnake

The California kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae) is a nonvenomous colubrid snake endemic to the western United States and northern Mexico. It is a relatively small subspecies of the common kingsnake[1] and is found in a variety of habitats.

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Causinae
Causinae

The Causinae are a monotypic subfamily of venomous vipers found only in sub-Saharan Africa. It was created for the genus Causus, a group considered to be among the most primitive members of the family Viperidae based on head scalation, oviparity, venom apparatus, and because they have round pupils.

Causus Rhombeatus
Causus Rhombeatus

Causus rhombeatus is a venomous viper species endemic to subsaharan Africa. No subspecies are currently recognized. Description. With an ... much like a small cobra.

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Central Asian ​Cobra​
Central Asian ​Cobra​

The Central Asian cobra (Naja oxiana), also commonly known as the Caspian cobra and Oxus cobra, is a highly venomous species of cobra found in central Asia and belongs to the Elapidae family. It occurs in central Asia and like other cobra species, it spreads a “hood” as a warning to potential predators and other threats.

Cerastes Cerastes
Cerastes Cerastes

Cerastes cerastes is a venomous viper species native to the deserts of Northern Africa and parts of the Middle East. It often is easily recognised by the presence of a pair of supraocular "horns", although hornless individuals do occur.

Cerberus ​Rynchops​
Cerberus ​Rynchops​

The New Guinea bockadam or dog-faced water snake, Cerberus rynchops, is a species of a colubrid snake native to coastal waters of Asia and Australia. It is commonly found in mangroves, mudflats, streams, ponds, tidal pools, on algae patches, and has even been found burrowing into the mud. It is rear-fanged and is mildly venomous.

Checkered Garter Snake
Checkered Garter Snake

The checkered garter snake (Thamnophis marcianus) is a species of garter snake endemic to the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America.

Checkered ​Keelback​
Checkered ​Keelback​

Checkered Keelback is a species capable in showing activity anytime. However prone activity is seen during early morning and evening. Locomotion fast and jumpy when threatened.

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Cobras​
Cobras​

King cobra The king cobra is an example of a snake with "cobra" in its name, but it is not a member of the Naja genus. The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the only member of its genus.

Common European Viper
Common European Viper

Common European vipers are widespread across Europe and Asia. According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, these broad-headed serpents are slow. That's good news, given the lethality of their venom.

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Common Garter Snake
Common Garter Snake

Common garter snakes are thin snakes. Few grow over about 4 ft (1.2 m) long, and most stay smaller. Most have longitudinal stripes in many different colors. Common garter snakes come in a wide range of colors, including green, blue, yellow, gold, red, orange, brown, and black. Life history. The common garter snake is a diurnal snake. In summer, it is most active in the morning and late afternoon; in cooler seasons or climates, it restricts its activity to the warm afternoons.

Common Kingsnake
Common Kingsnake

The kingsnake and king cobra, while both snakes, are entirely different. From habitat to habits, these snakes have many key, unmistakable differences. From habitat to habits, these snakes have many key, unmistakable differences.

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Common Krait​
Common Krait​

The common krait (Bungarus caeruleus), also known as Indian krait or blue krait) is a species of venomous snake of the genus Bungarus found in the jungles of the Indian subcontinent. It is a member of the "big four" species, inflicting the most snakebites on humans in India.

Copperhead
Copperhead

Copperhead is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is Cobra's Water Moccasin pilot and debuted in 1984.

Cottonmouth
Cottonmouth

The king cobra is a dangerous snake that has a fearsome reputation in its range.King cobra. Cottonmouth OR Water moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus)is a venomous snake, a species of pit viper, found in the southeastern United States. Adults are large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite.

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Dendrelaphis ​Tristis​
Dendrelaphis ​Tristis​

The Bronzeback Dendrelaphis tristis is a species of tree-snake found in South Asia. Description Edit File:Bronzeback head sal.jpg. It is a long slender snake with a pointed head and a bronze coloured line running down its back. Feeds on geckos and frogs. This harmless snake prefers the tree tops to life on the ground.

Echis​
Echis​

A saw scaled viper of the genus Echis may be responsible for biblical claims of a fiery flying serpent. Geographic range Species ...

Echis ​Carinatus​
Echis ​Carinatus​

He has taken photographs of many snakes, such as the orange cobra, elegant racer, bitis arietans and red spitting cobra, as well as dotted bitis snake, black spitting cobra and echis carinatus.

Elapid Snakes​
Elapid Snakes​

Asian cobras, coral snakes, and American coral snakes also appear to be monophyletic, while African cobras do not. The type genus for the Elapidae was originally Elaps, but the group was moved to another family.

Enhydrina ​Schistosa​
Enhydrina ​Schistosa​

Enhydrina schistosa, commonly known as the beaked sea snake, (Sinhalese: වාලක්කඩියා), hook-nosed sea snake, common sea snake, or the Valakadyn sea snake, is a highly venomous species of sea snake common throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific.

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Eunectes Deschauenseei
Eunectes Deschauenseei

Eunectes deschauenseei. Eunectes deschauenseei is a nonvenomous boa species endemic to northeastern South America. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Fea's Viper
Fea's Viper

There are similarities between Fea's viper venom and that of viperines, especially Wagler's Temple Viper, except that Azemiops venom has no blood clotting, hemorrhagic, or muscle-destroying activity. The venom gland itself is similar to a viperine's, but Fea's viper fangs possess a ridge at the tip and a blade on the back seen only in some opisthoglyphous and atractaspid snakes.

Gaboon Viper
Gaboon Viper

Bitis gabonica, most commonly known as the Gaboon viper, is a viper species found in the rainforests and savannas of sub-Saharan Africa. Like all vipers, it is venomous. It is the largest member of the genus Bitis, and it has the longest fangs – up to 2 inches in length (5 cm) – and the highest venom yield of any snake.

Gloydius
Gloydius

Gloydius shedaoensis é uma espécie pitviper peçonhentos encontrados somente em Shedao Ilha na China. Apesar de muito pequena, esta ilha é o lar de uma população extraordinariamente grande dessas cobras. Não subespécies são reconhecidos atualmente.

Gray-Banded Kingsnake
Gray-Banded Kingsnake

The gray-banded kingsnake (Lampropeltis alterna), sometimes referred to as the alterna, is a species of nonvenomous colubrid snake. Some sources list two distinct subspecies of alterna, as L. a. alterna and L. a. blairi (Flury, 1950) differentiated by patterning and locale, but research has shown them to be the same.

Green Anaconda
Green Anaconda

The green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), also known as the common anaconda and water boa, is a non-venomous boa species found in South America. It is the heaviest and one of the longest known extant snake species. The term anaconda often refers to this species, though the term could also apply to other members of the genus Eunectes.

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Horned Vipers
Horned Vipers

Horned viper is a type of venomous, terrestrial snake that is native to North Africa and Middle East. This snake inhabits stony deserts and semi-arid habitats on the altitude of up to 4900 feet. Horned vipers are ecologically important because they keep number of rodents under control.

Indian Cobra​
Indian Cobra​

The Indian cobra (Naja naja) also known as the spectacled cobra, Asian cobra, or binocellate cobra is a species of the genus Naja found in the India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan, and a member of the "big four" species that inflict the most snakebites on humans in India.

Indian Kraits​
Indian Kraits​

The common krait, also known as Indian krait or blue krait is a species of venomous snake of the genus Bungarus found in the jungles of the Indian subcontinent. It is a member of the "big four" species, inflicting the most snakebites on humans in India.

King Cobra​
King Cobra​

The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), also known as the hamadryad, is a species of venomous snake in the family Elapidae, endemic to forests from India through Southeast Asia. This serpent is the world's longest venomous snake. Adult king cobras are 3.18 to 4 m (10.4 to 13.1 ft) long. The longest known individual measured 5.85 m (19.2 ft).

Lampropeltis Mexicana
Lampropeltis Mexicana

The Mexican kingsnake (Lampropeltis mexicana) is a colubrid snake that is endemic to Mexico. In addition to the nominate subspecies Lampropeltis mexicana mexicana, one subspecies, Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri is recognized.

Lampropeltis Pyromelana
Lampropeltis Pyromelana

Lampropeltis pyromelana, the Arizona mountain kingsnake, is a species of snake native to Arizona. It can grow up to 36 inches (910 mm) in length.

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Lycodon ​Capucinus​
Lycodon ​Capucinus​

Lycodon capucinus or – Common Wolf Snake (Indian Wolf Snake) – งูหมาป่า. Appearance: A small and thin snake with the head readily distinct from the neck. Average size for this snake is around 40 cm. There is a white band across the top of the neck in juveniles which is lost later in adulthood.

Macrovipera
Macrovipera

Macrovipera is a genus of venomous vipers that inhabit the semideserts and steppes of North Africa, the Near and Middle East, and the Milos Archipelago in the Aegean Sea.

Macrovipera Lebetina
Macrovipera Lebetina

Macrovipera lebetina. Macrovipera lebetina is a venomous viper species found in North Africa, much of the Middle East, and as far east as Kashmir. Five subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate race described here.

Macrovipera Schweizeri
Macrovipera Schweizeri

Macrovipera schweizeri is a venomous viper species found in Greece on the islands of the Cyclades Archipelago in the Aegean sea. No subspecies are currently recognized.

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Mamushi
Mamushi

Gloydius blomhoffii, commonly known as the mamushi, Japanese moccasin, Japanese pit viper, Qichun snake or Japanese mamushi, is a venomous pitviper species found in China, Japan, and Korea. There are four subspecies including the nominate subspecies described here. This species and the Okinawan habu are the most venomous snakes in Japan.

Mexican Black Kingsnake
Mexican Black Kingsnake

The Mexican black kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula nigrita) is part of the larger colubrid family of snakes, and a subspecies of the common kingsnake, which is debated by herpetologists to contain as many as 10 unique varieties.