Top 10 Most Venomous Snakes

Let us have a look at Top 10 most venomous snakes. The table gives the top 10 species in order, their LD50 their distribution.
Created On: May 3, 2014 16:33 IST
Modified On: May 5, 2014 17:48 IST

Let us have a look at Top 10 most venomous snakes. The table gives the top 10 species in order, their LD50 & their distribution. The lower this number (LD50 ), the less venom is required to cause death thus making the snake more deadly.

Rank Snake Species LD50* Distribution
1 Inland taipan 0.025 Australia
2 Eastern brown snake 0.053 Australia
3 Coastal taipan 0.099 Australia
4 Tiger snake 0.118 Australia
5 Black tiger snake 0.131 Australia
6 Beaked sea snake 0.164 Australia
7 Black tiger snake (Chappell Island ssp.) 0.194 - 0.338 Australia
8 Death adder 0.4 Australia
9 Gwardar 0.473 Australia
10 Spotted brown snake 0.360 (in bovine serum albumin) Australia

*LD50: mg/kg in saline by subcutaneous injection in mice.

source: http://www.wtatennis.com/rankings

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