10 Of The Most Poisonous Animal Species In The World ~ TwilightBox

10 Of The Most Poisonous Animal Species In The World

This world is a dangerous place and survival is a tough task. Over the course of time animals have developed many defensive technique to counter their predators .Some of the animals have deadly weapons in their disposer to save themselves or to hunt their prey.

Today we are going to talk about few species of animals who has been declared as the most poisonous of all. Lets have a look to find out.....

10 Of The Most Poisonous Animal Species In The World :   

10. Puffer Fish


Puffer Fish, also known as Blow Fish is one of the most poisonous fish in the world. There is enough poison in a Puffer Fish that can kill at least 30 human beings. In Japan this poisonous fish is served as meal, they call it FUGU. They are prepared by trained and licensed chefs. There are about 22 to 44 incidents of fugu poisoning in Japan from 1996 to 2006 mostly because of untrained people catching it and preparing for food.    

9.Poison Dart Frog


With a poison of able to kill around 20000 mice, Poison dart frog is one the most poisonous species of flogs. Only 2 micro gram of poison from this animal is enough to kill a human or any other large animal. They are in a range of colors like yellow,orange,red,blue with a design to tell its potential predators that they are poisonous.  

8.Inland Taipan


Commonly found on semi-arid regions of central east Australia, Inland Taipan is one of the most venomous snakes in the world. The single bite of this snake produces that much venom which is enough to kill at least 100 humans . If the bite left untreated it can kill a human within 45 minutes. Fortunately this snake is extremely shy and there is no such documentation of human killing.

7.The Brazilian Wandering Spider


Probably the most poisonous of spiders, this species is mainly found in South America as well as Central America. They often hide themselves in clothes,boots,cars etc. to make it more dangerous for humans.This is the spider responsible for most death in humans by spider bites. Only 0.006 mg of its venom is enough to kill a mouse.

6.Stone Fish


One of the most venomous species of fish,Stone fish gives the extreme pain you could imagine if you step over it. Stone fish lives mostly in the tropic of Capricorn, often found in the shallow tropical marine water  of Indian and Pacific Ocean. Stone fish uses its poison only as a defense to its predators and not known for attacking. This fish can survive about 24 hours without water.

10 Of The Most Poisonous Animal Species In The World :

5. Death Stalker Scorpion


The most poisonous scorpion in the world, Death Stalker Scorpion can grow up to 4.5 inches in length and can live up to six years. The species is also known as Israeli Desert Scorpion. If stung, a person will experience extreme pain, convulsion,paralysis and even death. Death Stalker and its species are spread across North America and most of the middle east.    

4. Blue-Ringed Octopus


Got a name from its appearance, Blue Ringed Octopus is a primary habitat of oceans in South and West Australia. They are recognized as one of the most venomous marine animals. Generally very small is size ,almost like size of a golf ball, this octopus is very dangerous for human if provoked and handled. Its painless bite may seem harmless, but its deadly neurotoxins works immediately resulting in muscular weakness, numbness followed by cessation and breathing problem and ultimately death .

3.Marbled Cone Snail


In a size of about normal human hands, Marbled Cone Snails are shaped like an ice-cream cone and are highly prized by shale collectors. Living mainly in the ridges of pacific and Indian ocean ,it has a shall all over its body. It is also known as Cigarette Snail as a human stung by it has only a time about smoking a cigarette before dying. A single drop of its poison is enough to kill about 20 humans at a go.

2. King Cobra


Mainly found in Asia and predominantly in forest of India, King Cobra is the longest venomous snake in the world with a maximum length of 18.8 ft. King cobra is famous for its Ophiophagus  nature, which means snake eater as it eats other snakes to live. Its venom may not be as poisonous as other snakes but it can inject much more amount of venom then any other which results in a death of within 30 to 45 minutes after its bite.

1. Box Jellyfish


Worlds most venomous creature , Jellyfish has been in the sea from million years even before the existence of Dinosaurs. Its venom is considered as the most deadly in the world, containing toxins that attacks heart, nerve system and skin cells. Stings of box jellyfish is so powerful that a human bitten by it can go in shock and drown or die of heart failure. Found mainly in coast of Northern Australia and throughout the indo-pacific box jellyfish has upto 15 tentacles which grows from each corner of the bell and can reach 10 ft. in length. Each tentacle has around 5000 stinging cells which are triggered by presence of chemical in the outer layer of its pray.


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