Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53675

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Viperidae
Genus:Naja
Genus species:Naja haje

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:1.5-2.5 m
Identification:The Egyptian viper has a yellowish, dark brown, and black uniform top with brown cross bands.
Habitat:Farmlands, open fields, arid country sides
Diet:Carnivore: small mammals
Reproduction:Egyptian vipers lay 8-25 eggs per breeding season which incubate for 14-21 days before hatching.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Egyptian vipers are extremely dangerous snakes. Their venom is a neurotoxin, causing paralysis and death (due to respiratory failure) in their victims.

Other Information

Geographic:Africa
Middle East
Date:1965-07 Subjects:snake
herptile
reptile
Egyptian viper
Egyptian cobra
Cobras
Elapidae
Snakes
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata