Asian cobra


Asian cobra
any member of the species Naja naja, whose subspecies are widely distributed throughout Asia and nearby islands including Indonesia and the Philippines; among the Asian cobras are the Indian cobra, N. naja naja, and a spitting cobra found in Southeast Asia and the Philippines, N. naja sputatrix.

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