Scientific Name of Cobra

Naja (Genus)

Members of the Genus Naja are considered to be “true” cobras. The characteristic feature of this genus of snakes is that they are venomous and are capable of rearing up and forming a hood. Cobras belong to the family Elapidae, which also includes other extremely venomous snakes such as the King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah).

The most well known member of the genus Naja is the Indian Cobra (Naja Naja). Its venom is neurotoxic, which means it impairs the ability of the nerves to conduct signals, thereby inducing muscle paralysis. If left untreated, it can lead to death.

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What is the scientific name of cobra (Indian Cobra)?

The scientific name of cobra is Naja Naja


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