Naja atra (Cantor, 1842)
|Total length||Average 90 - 100 cm, may grow up to 165 cm|
Usually dark-coloured, but may be black, grey, brown or even golden in rare cases.
Large diversity of habitats including edges of mangrove swamps, shrubland, grassland and open woodland.
Usually nocturnal, but may also be active in less disturbed areas during the day.
Often hides beneath objects.
Carnivorous feeding primarily on toads, frogs, rodents and other snakes;
Oviparous. Lays at least 14 eggs a time.
Common and widely distributed in Hong Kong.
|Conservation Status|| IUCN Redlist: NE (Not Evaluated)
China Redlist: Vulnerable