The dendroaspis is a genus containing 4 species of mamba snakes. Which are eastern green mamba, jameson’s mamba, black mamba and western green mamba. This genus is one of the snakes that start with alphabet D. Below are the fast facts.

  • Type: Snake
  • Higher classification: Elapidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
  • Weight: Up to 1.6 kg; varies specie to specie
  • Length: Up to 14.8 ft; varies specie to specie
  • Top speed: 20 kph
  • Average life span: 11 years
  • Number of eggs laid: 6 – 17
  • Incubation period: 80 – 90 days
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Preys: Birds, rats, frogs, lizards, squirrels
  • Predators: Human, bird of prey, snakes
  • Habitat: Savannas, rocky hills, woodlands
  • TTL after bite: 7 – 15 hours


These snakes are fast movers. All species are found in sub-Saharan Africa. Three of them are green in color. The so called black mamba is basically brown or grey in color. These snakes are highly venomous. The western green mambas are smaller in size; averaging 4.6 feet to 6.9 feet. The black mamba’s are longer in size; averaging 6.6 feet to 9.8 feet and even 14.8 feet.

Detailed information can be found from National Geographic or Wiki Pedia