Top 10 Most Venomous Snakes

03-MAY-2014 16:33

    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.


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