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Naja haje (Linnaeus 1758) "Egyptian Cobra" كوبرا مصرية - حية مصرية | by CULTNAT
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Naja haje (Linnaeus 1758) "Egyptian Cobra" كوبرا مصرية - حية مصرية

A large, fairly slender snake. Largest Egyptian specimen has a total length of 1,940 mm. Tail short, tail / total length = 0.14-0.17; nostril in a divided nasal; 7 supralabials, usually no supralabials enter the eye; eye rather small, iris dark; 197-216 ventrals, 53-65 paired subcaudals, dorsals smooth, 21 scale rows around mid-body; anal entire. Dorsum yellowish brown, plain or with scattered yellowish scales. Venter paler yellowish with a broad dark band across the neck. Juveniles with a black head and neck, with a large yellow patch on lower neck; rest of dorsum with numerous, faint, dark crossbars.

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Taken on May 29, 2011