Two cobras

Cobras, kraits and coral snakes

Cobras, kraits, coral snakes and related species are a family of venomous snakes. It includes such famous members as the coral snake, the inland taipan and the black mamba. The sea snakes also belong to this family.

Scientific name: Elapidae

Rank: Family

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Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Cobras, kraits and coral snakes taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

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Classification

  1. Life
  2. Animals
  3. Vertebrates
  4. Reptiles
  5. Scaled reptiles
  6. Snakes
  7. Cobras, kraits and coral snakes

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