17 Most Venomous Snakes in The world

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Introduction: 17 Most Venomous Snakes in the world. What snakes are the most venomous and dreadful in the world? Keep reading as we unfold all.

The world we live in is filled with thousands of species of snakes, but there are far fewer venomous snakes out there that people actually think. However, these very few varieties of venomous snakes are responsible for thousands and millions of death globally, both human and other animal species.

Now, these deadly creepy crawlers can be found anywhere in the world as they dwell on both land and water. So, it’s important to be able to identify at some of them just in case you should come in contact with any. Today’s list of most venomous snakes in the world includes carpet vipers, cobras, rattlesnakes, elapids, etc.

So, if at the end of this read you happen to see any of these outside an aquarium, or in any containment at all, it’s best advised you slowly back away or change your route to avoid an accident. Because, even though they may not be able to swallow a person, these poisonous serpents can deliver a bite that will turn out life-threatening.

Now, let’s get to it then, 17 of the most ‘poisonous snakes in the world.

Most Venomous Snakes in the World

17. Faint-banded sea snake

Faint-banded sea snake, Venomous Snakes in the world

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Hydrophis belcheri
Family: Elapidae
Kingdom: Animalia

First on our list, occupying the seventeenth position as the most venomous snake in the world is the Faint-banded sea snake. It’s an extremely venomous specie of snake and is said to be a 100 times more deadly than the Indian Taipan.

For a very venomous snake, the Faint-banded sea snake has a timid temperament and would normally have to be subjected to severe mistreatment before biting. However, incidents of contact are very rare.

16. Yellow Bellied Sea Snake

Yellow Bellied Sea Snake

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Pelamis platura
Family: Elapidae
Kingdom: Animalia

The yellow-bellied sea snake has one of the most toxic venoms in the world, earning it the sixteenth position as the most venomous snake in the world.

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This species of vem[nomous snake is also one of the most widely distributed snakes in the world, as they found to range across the entirety of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and are commonly found on the coasts of North America, South America, Australia, Asia, and Africa.

15. Indian Taipan

Indian Taipan

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Oxyuranus microlepidotus
Family: Elapidae
Kingdom: Animalia

For a snake with many names such as western taipan, the small-scaled snake, or the fierce snake, the Indian Taipan is definitely the fifteenth most venomous snake in the world. It’s endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia.

14. Black Mamba

Black Mamba

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Dendroaspis polylepis
Family: Elapidae
Kingdom: Animalia

Native to parts of sub-Saharan Africa, the Black Mamba is the fourteenth most venomous snake in the world. It has a reputation of being the second longest venomous snake in the world (the first is listed below as you read on).

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The black mamba can grow up to lengths of 2 meters and commonly grow to 3 meters. Interesting fact; in the past, the mortality rate for a Black Mamba bite was nearly 100%, the highest among venomous snakes.

13. Indian Krait

 Indian Krait

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Bungarus caeruleus
Family: Elapidae
Kingdom: Animalia

The Indian Krait’s venom consists of very powerful neurotoxins which could cause instant muscle paralysis to the snake’s victim if bitten by any of these deadly snakes.

Also known as the common Krait, it is a member of the “big four” species, and is found in the jungles of the Indian Subcontinent.

This very venomous snake species is responsible for most of the snakebites on humans in India and is ranked as the thirteenth most venomous snake in the world.

12. Rattlesnake


Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Crotalus durissus
Family: Viperidae
Kingdom: Animalia

The good thing about rattlers is that they give a fern warning if they feel threatened by the presence of humans, or other larger animals before they strike. And this is done by the warning sound which it makes with its nail.

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The rattlesnake is sitting as the twelveth most venomous snake in the world and is native to America and a leading contributor to snakebite injuries in North America. Rattlesnakes are found in almost every type of habitat in America and many domesticated animals are bitten by snakes each year.

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