The Most Poisonous and Venomous Animals in the World

Thousands of animals on this planet use poisons or venoms to hunt or protect themselves with. Here are a few of the most poisonous and most venomous creatures in the world.

Here is a short list of some of the most poisonous and most venomous animals in the entire world.

  1. Stonefish

    The stone fish is definately one of the most poisonous animals in the world. Found around Australia, it lives and hunts in the Pacific ocean and it will attack anything that comes near it. The stonefish stores its deadly toxin in its 13 spines. What makes the stonefish so dangerous is that it is very well camouflaged and it easily blends in with the rocks and coral around it. In people, the stonefishes venom causes extreme pain, tissue swelling, and most of the time death.

  2. Inland Taipan

    Found in Australia, this reptile is believed to be the most poisonous land snake on earth. Also called the Fierce Snake and the Small Scaled Snake, its venom is fifty times stronger then that of the Indian Cobra. Although usually calm, gentle, and non aggressive, one single bite from the Taipan has enough toxin in it to kill over a hundred grown men.

  3. Poison Arrow Frog

    The Poison Arrow Frog is considered to be the most poisonous vertebrate worldwide. This little bright colored amphibian lives in the waters of the tropical rain forests in Central America and South America. Its skin has a toxic chemical in it that will kill any animal that touches it. They excrete alkaloid toxins through their skin and a very small amount of this toxin can cause death to the biggest of animals. The frogs are also called the poison dart frog due to indigenous peoples’ use of their toxic excretions to poison the tips of their arrows and blowdarts.

  4. Box Jellyfish

    The Box Jellyfish is believed to be the most venomous animal in the world. This invertebrate lives in the waters of Hawaii, Australia, and many other tropical areas. Box jellies use their powerful venom contained in epidermic nematocysts to stun and kill their prey prior to eating it. They also use it for defense purposes. Their venom is the most deadly in the animal kingdom and has caused over 5,000 human deaths since the 1950’s. In people, the venom causes extreme pain, it paralyzes the lungs, it stops the heart, and it also eats away at a persons skin before killing them.

  5. Sydney Funnel Web Spider

    One of the most venomous animals in Australia, this Spider can kill a person within minutes of biting them. This large arachnid is very aggressive and it has the most powerful venom of any other spider. From its fangs, the spider delivers a powerful neurotoxin that cause extreme pain. Although many mammals are resistant to their bite, in humans and primates it can lead to serious illness and even death.

  6. Blue-Ringed Octopus

    The blue-ringed octopus is the size of a baseball but its poison is powerful enough to kill a human with-in minutes of biting them. The poison is not injected but it is contained in the octopus’s saliva, which is stored inside of two different glands. The first gland is used for hunting its prey and the second is used for defense purposes. The last thing the victim sees are the blue rings which are only visible when the octopus is about to attack. In humans, a bite causes numbness, then you get paralyzed, then your heart stops working, and then you die. There is no antidote yet for a bite from a blue-ringed octopus.

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19 Responses to “The Most Poisonous and Venomous Animals in the World”
  1. Hein Marais Says...

    On July 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Interesting article.

  2. beni Says...

    On September 20, 2008 at 11:45 am

    very nasty article

  3. avi Says...

    On October 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm

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  4. raja Says...

    On December 31, 2008 at 7:20 am

    no pictures!!not soo eye catching site!!!u can improve!!!!

  5. Akky Says...

    On January 2, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I think most poisonous is box jelly fish and dart frog

  6. avilez Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    isnt the platypus also poisonous?

  7. AKKYSUCKS Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    the most poisonous animal that i think are the Stingray,platypus,Gila monster,bees,scorpions,stone fish,blue ringed octopus,cone snail,sea snake,and box jellyfish because they all have poison

  8. noob Says...

    On April 28, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    wow good site but maybe pictures next time? but verrry informative!

  9. sarah Says...

    On May 1, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    the information is great but pictures would make it a lot easier to spot these creatures’

  10. sarah Says...

    On May 1, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    nvm about the great information because the most poisonous is the box jellyfish then king cobra,marbelled cone snail,blue ringed octopus,death stalker scorpion,stonefish,the brazilian wandering spider, the inland taipan, poison dart frog, puffer fish

  11. kaylee Says...

    On May 4, 2009 at 11:16 am

    i think pictures would be great because it would be alot easyier to spot the creatures. i think you should also put some imfo about the platypus. but other than that you did good.

  12. Jazib Says...

    On October 12, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Irukandji is the monst venmous and poisonous animal on earth

  13. Dan Says...

    On November 7, 2009 at 9:29 am

    sarah your list is way off, the king cobra, cone snail, (any) scorpion, puffer fish, or brazilian walking spider wouldn’t make even the top 10 list.

  14. Crpto Says...

    On November 21, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    ahh i dont think any are vemousous or deadly i think the oaklhoma octupus is deadly.Also lizardman and chupacabra

  15. Crpto Says...

    On November 21, 2009 at 5:12 pm


  16. xxshapeshiftersxwoohooxx Says...

    On November 25, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Man! I like this article & all but can you please add pics to it next time? That would make it much easier. kaylee and Sarah are right it would be easier to spot the animals from afar.

  17. JULIAN Says...

    On October 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I think you have agreat website. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*********

  18. bradley Says...

    On November 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

    the worlds poison animal in the world is the daddy long legs but there mouth are to small to bite us

  19. Steve Weitzner Says...

    On October 22, 2011 at 5:06 am

    thank you all for reading my article :)

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