Central Asian Cobra ( Naja oxiana Eichwald, 1831 )

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Name
Scientific Name: 
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Regional Names: 
English: 
Caspian Cobra, Oxus Cobra
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Distribution: 
Venom Type: 
Neurotoxic
Family: 
Characteristics for identification: 

easily identified because of characteristic cobra hood but without any hood mark. Hood is raised when snake is disturbed or agitated. juveniles

Description: 

average length-90 cm(3.3ft)
maximum length 150 cm(4.9ft)

Scalation
Head: 
Mostly one cuneate scale on each side; frontal longer than broader.
Dorsal: 
Males- 23-27 (at 10th ventral): 19-23 (at 20% of ventral): 21-25 ( at 40% of ventral): 19-23 (at 60% of ventral): 15-17 (at 80% of ventral): 15-18 (at vent). Females- 23-26 (at 10th ventral): 19-21 (at 20% of ventral): 21-23 (at 40% of ventral): 19-22 (at 60% of ventral): 15-17 (at 80% of ventral): 16-17 (at vent).
Ventral: 
193-207 (Male), 191-210 (Female).
Sub Caudal: 
63-71 (Male), 57-70 (Female); paired.
Habitat: 
Found mostly in arid or semi arid areas having rocky or shrublands type habitat
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