The Top 10 Deadliest and Most Venomous Snakes in the World

The Top 10 Deadliest and Most Venomous Snakes in the World
The Top 10 Deadliest and Most Venomous Snakes in the World

When we talk about a snake being deadly there are millions of species of snakes that might be able to kill a human given enough time, venom and indeed bites. But these ten snakes you are about to see only need to bite you once. In fact, some don’t even have to do that…


The Top 10 Deadliest and Most Venomous Snakes in the World


 

Beaked Sea Snake
Beaked Sea Snake

10 – Beaked Sea Snake – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.1125 mg/kg

Enhydrina schistosa, commonly known as the beaked sea snake, hook-nosed sea snake, common sea snake, or the Valakadyn sea snake, is a highly venomous species of sea snake common throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific.

Western Tiger Snake
Western Tiger Snake

9 – Western Tiger Snake – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.194 mg/kg

The western tiger snake head is distinct from its robust body, and grows to 2.0 m in length. Dorsally, it is steel-blue to black in color with bright yellow bands; unbanded specimens occur. The ventral surface is yellow, tending black towards the tail. Midbody scales are in 17 or 19 rows, ventrals number 140 to 165, subcaudals 36 to 51 (single) and the anal scale is single (rarely divided).

Black Tiger Snake
Black Tiger Snake

8 – Black Tiger Snake – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.131 mg/kg

Tiger snakes are a venomous snake species found in the southern regions of Australia, including its coastal islands, such as Tasmania. These snakes are highly variable in their colour, often banded like those on a tiger, and forms in their regional occurrences. All populations are in the genus Notechis, and their diverse characters have been described in further subdivisions of this group; they are sometimes described as distinct species and/or subspecies.

Black-banded Sea Krait
Black-banded Sea Krait

7 – Black-banded Sea Krait – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.111 mg/kg

The black-banded sea krait, or Chinese sea snake, known in Japan as erabu umi hebi, and Okinawa as the irabu, is a member of the Laticauda genus of sea snakes. It is found in most of the warm waters of the western Pacific Ocean.

Many-banded Krait
Many-banded Krait

6 – Many-banded Krait – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.108 mg/kg

The many-banded krait, also known as the Taiwanese krait or the Chinese krait, is a highly venomous species of elapid snake found in much of central and southern China and Southeast Asia.

Coastal Taipan
Coastal Taipan

5 – Coastal Taipan – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.099 mg/kg

The coastal taipan, or common taipan, is a species of large, extremely venomous snake in the family Elapidae. The species is native to the coastal regions of northern and eastern Australia and the island of New Guinea.

Peron's Sea Snake
Peron’s Sea Snake

4 – Peron’s Sea Snake – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.079 mg/kg

Acalyptophis is a genus of sea snake, containing a single species, Acalyptophis peronii, commonly known as the spiny-headed seasnake, Peron’s sea snake, or the horned sea snake, endemic to the western tropical Pacific Ocean.

Yellow Bellied Sea Snake
Yellow Bellied Sea Snake

3 – Yellow Bellied Sea Snake – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.067 mg/kg

Hydrophis platurus, commonly known as the yellow-bellied sea snake, yellowbelly sea snake or pelagic sea snake, is a species of snake from the subfamily Hydrophiinae found in tropical oceanic waters around the world, excluding the Atlantic Ocean.

Eastern Brown Snake
Eastern Brown Snake

2 – Eastern Brown Snake – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.053 mg/kg

The eastern brown snake, often referred to as the common brown snake, is an extremely venomous snake of the family Elapidae, native to eastern and central Australia and southern New Guinea.

Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan

1 – Inland Taipan – Amount of venom considered dangerous to humans: 0.044 mg/kg

The inland taipan, also commonly known as the western taipan, the small-scaled snake, or the fierce snake, is an extremely venomous snake of the taipan genus, and is endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia.

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