15 Species of cobra considered to be the most fatal and deadly.
Cobras are one of the most dreaded and feared animals in the world because they are very venomous and deadly. A cobra is any of a number of species of poisonous snakes of the family elapidae that belongs to the genera Naja, Ophiopagus or Hemachatus. Cobras generally inhabit tropical and desert regions of Asia and Africa.
Among the most notable attributes of the Cobra are their powerful venom and hood that can enlarge. Here are some notably poisonous species of cobra.
Philippine Cobra (N. philippinensis)
This stock species of cobra is a very toxic snake native to the Philippines. They can be found in the islands of Luzon, Mindoro, Catanduanes and Masbate. Its average length is 1.70 m. It is locally called “ulupong” in Tagalog. Drop by drop, the Northern Philippine Cobra has the most potent venom of all the species in the Naja family (cobra family).
Ashe’s Spitting Cobra (N. ashei)
Africa’s Naja ashei snake is not only one of the world’s newest snake species-it’s also the largest spitting cobra. This massive, aggressive, extremely venomous snake that can grow to more than 9 feet (274 centimeters) long-form a separate species.
Egyptian Cobra (N. haje)
It is commonly confused with the snouted cobra. The Egyptian cobra is the most common cobra in Africa and is responsible for many deaths there. Its range extends from the Sahara Desert to the Syrian Desert. The Egyptian cobra may grow to 5′-6′8” (1.5-2m) in length and specimens as long as 8 ft have been seen in some areas.
Red Spitting Cobra (Naja pallida)
This cobra is native to Africa. They can spit venom up to 2 m through tiny apertures in the fangs. They can grow from 70 to 120 cm (2½-4 ft) in length and can vary in color from red to gray. It is a terrestrial snake, and nocturnal.
The juveniles are easily recognized by having a dark black throat band. They are oviparous, laying up to 15 eggs in a burrow or in rotting vegetation. They are common in northeast Africa, (Nile valley, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia).
Mozambique Spitting Cobra (N. mossambica)