Dwarf Water Cobras (Naja Maindombensis)?

Dwarf Water Cobras (Naja Maindombensis)?

Postby fredsmith » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:19 pm

Dwarf Water Cobras (Naja Maindombensis)
I've just seen an advert for these posted by Chantel for sale.
It got the thought juices flowing and I did a quick google search, but didn't find much information.
About the only place that seems to have much info is http://venomland.forumotions.com/naja-f ... -t1058.htm

Chantel, I know you're busy folk, but could I trouble you to please post a few images of these animals and perhaps a bit of a rundown on them for us?

Thanking you in advance.
Fred Smith.
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Re: Dwarf Water Cobras (Naja Maindombensis)?

Postby deleray » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:35 pm

I was under the impression they were Naja christy from the congo. I have not heard of or seen Maindombensis described?
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Re: Dwarf Water Cobras (Naja Maindombensis)?

Postby Chantel » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:54 am

True. These snakes have yet to be described, but the name N. maindombensis is currently being used to describe them until something better comes along. Adult size is about 1m, but most are around 80cm. Very similar in appearance to Christyi except for their small size. As soon as we get a chance will post some pics.
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Re: Dwarf Water Cobras (Naja Maindombensis)?

Postby fredsmith » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:17 am

Thanks Gavin, much appreciated, I'll look forward to that.
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Re: Dwarf Water Cobras (Naja Maindombensis)?

Postby deleray » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:58 pm

I see chrityi is in the top 10 list for subcutaneous ld 50. If they are closely related then this is not a snake to be messed with, although they appeared quite laid back.
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Re: Dwarf Water Cobras (Naja Maindombensis)?

Postby fredsmith » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:54 pm

Bump... Eagerly anticipating the pictures and the feedback.

Thanking you in advace,
Fred Smith
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