genus Ophiophagus


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Related to genus Ophiophagus: Naja naja, Indian cobra, spitting cobra
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Noun1.genus Ophiophagus - king cobra
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Elapidae, family Elapidae - cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes
king cobra, Naja hannah, Ophiophagus hannah, hamadryad - large cobra of southeastern Asia and the East Indies; the largest venomous snake; sometimes placed in genus Naja
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The king cobra is the only member of the genus Ophiophagus. Their diet mostly consists of other snakes, including rat snakes, true cobras and pythons.