Most venomous snake on the planet

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Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Lamprophis » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:58 am

Hi guys

This has probably been and will remain an endless debate. Which of the following ten (10) snake species is the most venomous on the planet. I think I have listed the top 10 venomous species. However; If you are of the opinion that it is none of the below, please state which species you think it is. Please note that I am asking for most venomous and not most dangerous:(In alphabetical order as per scientific name)

Bothrops asper - Yellow-jawed Tommygoff a.k.a Fer-de-lance
Bothrops jarararcussu - Jarararcussu
Bungarus caeruleus - Common Krait
Bungarus multicinctus - Multi-banded Krait
Dendroaspis polylepis - Black Mamba
Naja naja philippinensis - Philippine Cobra
Notechis seutatus - Tiger snake
Ophiophagus hannah - King Cobra
Oxyuranus microlepidotus - Inland Taipan
Vipera russellii - Russell's Viper

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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Mamba no 5 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:01 am

I always thought it was the inland Taipan.
But I dont know which snakes venom is the deadliest milliliter for milliliter.
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Mongoose » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:15 am

I believe drop for drop, the Boomslang has the most poten venom.
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby steve » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:18 am

Id say its Oxyuranus microlepidotus without question.
Then again the most venomous snake would be the one that just bit you.
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby BushSnake » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:20 am

As far as I know the most venomous AFRICAN snake is the boomslang. I also heard the inland Taipan was the most venomous terrestrial snake, but one of the kraits take the crown for most potent venom drop for drop. Wouldn't mind some reputable information on this subject... as discovery documentaries can make a herald look life threatening :)
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Fooble » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:30 am

I suppose all have their pro's and cons like imagine something like a puff adder the size of a Black mamba with the venom of a Boomslang with the venom delivery system of the puff adder. Now that would be one mega dangerous animal!
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Mamba no 5 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:36 am

I know what you mean the discovery channel and national geographic have a tendency to amplify the reptiles of "Africa the wild and savage continent".

That would quiet something to behold.
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Lamprophis » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:41 am

Clue: The relevant snake's scientific name starts with the letter "H"
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby hunter1 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:56 am

Just a thought that crossed my mind, it may have come up before, but what if say someone bred a venomous snake such as a taipan to a corn snake, it must be possible cause there are alot of hybrids out there. Would the out come be a venomous snake? I was under the impression that the inland taipan was the most venomous.
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby BushSnake » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:02 am

Lamprophis wrote:Clue: The relevant snake's scientific name starts with the letter "H"


a ... House snake?
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Lamprophis » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:10 am

The answer will be revealed at 12h00. All of you are, according to my sources, unfortunately wrong.
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby hunter1 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:16 am

Vipera russellii - Russell's Viper my 2nd guess:)
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Lamprophis » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:32 am

The inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) is not the world's most toxic venomous snake. It is right in stating that it is the most venomous terrestrial snake in the world. Neither is it Beaked sea snake (Enhydrina schistosa). A snake which is 100 times more venomous that the Taipan, Beaked sea snake or any other snake on earth is Hydrophis belcheri, Belcher's sea snake. A few milligrams of H.belcheri's myotoxic venom is enough to kill an estimate of more than 1000 people. If H.belcheri injects venom, death may follow within 15 to 35 minutes. Painful death may even take less time depending on the victim's body size and time taken by infected blood to reach vital organs. It is the most venomous species of snake known to date and holds a record in Guinness Book.[Source: http://www.manbir-online.com/htm2/snake.22.htm]
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Pythonodipsas » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:35 am

I once heard the sea snake Hydrophis belcheri has the most toxic venom. Up there are Boomslang and Inland Taipan. Not sure of the 'current' culprit with the most toxic venom.
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Re: Most venomous snake on the planet

Postby Pythonodipsas » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:36 am

You werent supposed to give the answer til 12h00 - you beat me to it!
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