Paranaja multifasciata is a species of venomous elapid snake commonly known as the Many-banded Snake or Burrowing Cobra, the only species within the genus Paranaja. The species is found in the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon in Africa. Despite the common name the species is are not actually banded, but are an overall iridescent black, with cream colored blotching on each scale. The snakes grow to approximately 600 mm in length. Not much is known about their venom, but it is likely a neurotoxin, like other elapid snakes.