Chironex fleckeri is a box jellyfish. Box jellyfishes are included in the class Cubozoa.
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one from so simple a beginning.....The Origin of Species
Actually that's been proven incorrect. Dr. Bryan Fry, an Australian toxicologist published a study last year documenting the presense of venom glands in Varanids and other rather surprising genera. The nasty bite of a komodo dragon was venom all along. Everyone 'knew' that monitors didn't have venom and therefore it had to be something else, so they thought it was bacteria.
You can find him and the study at http://www.venomdoc.com
What about the bullet ant and some spieces of wasp?I mean...the Hymenoptera...
Only after the last tree has been cut down.
Only after the last river has been poisoned.
Only after the last fish has been caught.
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
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but, i do not see the statement that said komodo has venom gland... at the site you recomended...
this is the quote from http://www.komododragon.biz/KomodoDragonFactSheet
after all.. i think it is not venomuos
The original question is a hard one to answer, defining the difference between poisonous venomous and toxic.
To define the meaning between the two words snakes technically are not “poisonous” as a poison must be ingested orally, venom being introduced directly into the bloodstream or underlying tissue via the reptiles fangs.
Then there is "danger scores" to take into consideration also as in ....
Danger scores are used by rating five aspects of snake bite they are as follows.
1) Venom toxicity
2) Venom yield
3) Fang length
5) Frequency of bite
Then you have LD50, LD50 is a measurement used in Laboratories meaning –lethal dose as in the dose of venom that will result in the deaths of 50% of the test subjects.
LD50 is expressed in Mg/ Kg per body weight the lower the toxicity number the more venomous the organism.
So, taking all the above into consideration the question can have many answers.
http://www.rense.com/general26/unknownnewspecies.htm is very interesting reading "Skeletor Rinpoche"
The most venomous animal is an insect found only in the Sinai Desert called the " Afrur " which is hebrew for dirt. This insect is related to the bedbug and was discovered in 1967 after Isreal foung numerous soldiers dead on bivouac with an unknown toxin found in their blood. This insect is so venomous that it is considered 100 times more toxic than the saw-scaled viper or scorpions in the region. It is so unknown that it is extemely difficult to find any info on the web, unless you can research it through Jerusalem University. A mouse injected with cobra venom will live for about a minute to a minute and a half, the Afrur will kill it in 3 seconds! The insect injects the venom through a probosis and its venom gland is 1/3 of its body. What the hell does it eat? Why so venomous?
I've often wondered about this too. Unfortunately (or fortunately!) I don't think there's any definitive answer is there? I'm sure we can tell what's most dangerous to a mouse, etc, but not us. It would pretty unethical to poison people & see what happens!
Honestly though, if it kills you, it doesn't matter how poisonous it was - it did it's job.
I have a quetsion.
There is a fish on Adriatic sea and if you step on it you will get a terrible painful feeling, after 10 minutes your leg will be swalled. It is no more than 3-5 cm long and it has a kind of sting on his spinal corde.
I will look forward to find the name.
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