King Cobra, Pit Viper, Saw Scaled Viper, Black Mamba, Comodo dragon, Monitor Lizard.....
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Who says reason for world war III will be Petrol?
Reason lies in two words "Me and Mine".
That is an interesting question!
I'm guessing it's the poison arrow tree-frogs of South and Central America. However, their poison is secreted through the skin, so if you're using the definition which says that venom is "a toxin delivered by a bite or a sting" I'd have to go with one of the species of box jellyfish floating around Australia. But I am not a toxicologist, so take it with a grain of salt.
Other remarkably venomous creatures include the inland taipan, the cone snail, the stonefish, the funnel-web spider, various sea snakes, the blue-ringed octopus (which gets my vote as the cutest deadly animal out there), and certain salamanders.
Vi veri veniversum vivus vici
We should do experiment for this, we need scientific data.
*puts on her glasses*
First, decide the animal, provide some candidates (venomous animals), and do the action, count the time of killing, examine the effect and damage organ, etc.
Hook-Nosed Seasnake is a snake which has the most lethal venom tested so far. Only 1.5 milligrams of its venom will kill a human being. Well, that is for snake, but about which animal that has the most potent venom, then I don't know.
=I'm just a kid=
Hmmm....the most venomous animal....from what I know so far its a cubozoan particularly the sea-wasp
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
Schröder is right. The most venomous animal on the Earth is Chironex fleckeri, a huge squared jellyfish with sixty tentacles of 3 m long each one known as sea-wasp. This jellyfish has many blisters (20 000 aproximately) on its surface which contain between 1.5 and 4 ml of poison. The poison is a neurotoxin (its LD50 is about 20 mg/kg so with only 1.4 mg of poison, this animal could kill an adult person) which affects the nervous system (producing ulcerations and necrosis) very quickly and then occurs a heart failure.
This jellyfish has enough poison to kill sixty people .
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