17 Most Venomous Snakes in The world

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11. Tiger Snake

 Tiger Snake

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Notechis scutatus
Family: Elapidae
Kingdom: Animalia

One interesting fact about this very deadly snake is that its color depends on its habitat. So, they possess the power of camouflage and can be difficult to spot in the wild.

They are considered highly dangerous snake species and are native to the southern regions of Australia, including its coastal islands, such as Tasmania, wetlands, creeks and found away from mainland Australia. They rank eleventh as the most venomous snake species in the world.

10. Philippine Cobra

Philippine Cobra

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Naja philippinensis
Family: Elapidae
Kingdom: Animalia

Like most cobras, the Philippine Cobra’s fang can deliver a suitable amount of venom that can cause instant death in just a matter of minutes.

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It’s a very highly venomous snake species of the spitting cobra and is native to the northern regions of the Philippines. This very lethal serpent comes at number ten as the most venomous snake in the world.

9. Russell’s Viper

Russell's Viper, most Venomous Snakes in the world

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Daboia russelii
Family: Viperidae
Kingdom: Animalia

The Russell’s viper is one of the most dangerous viper’s in the world, and a member of the ‘big four’ Indian snake, and is responsible for causing the most snakebite incidents and deaths among all venomous snakes in India.

They are found in Asia throughout the Indian subcontinent, much of Southeast Asia, southern China, and Taiwan. This very deadly snake species is also list among the deadliest snakes in India and comes at number nine as the most venomous snake in the world.

8. Death Adder

Death Adder, most Venomous Snakes in the world

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Acanthophis antarcticus
Family: Elapidae
Kingdom: Animalia

This species of deadly crawlers needs no formal introduction, its name is enough to tell what it’s capable of. They are native to Australia and New Guinea, and are one of the most venomous land snakes in Australia and globally.

However, while this specie remains widespread, they’re threatened with extinction due to the ongoing Australian cane toad invasion. But, despite its threat to extinction, it doesn’t stop it from being the eight most venomous snake in the world.

7. Golden Lancehead

Golden Lancehead , most Venomous Snakes in the world

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Bothrops insularis
Family: Viperidae
Kingdom: Animalia

Next up, occupying the seventh position as the most venomous snake in the world is the Golden Lancehead. This is one very dangerous species of pit viper and is endemic to Ilha da Queimada Grande, off the coast of São Paulo state, in Brazil, South America.

The Golden Lancehead was named after the bright, yellowish-brown color of its underside, and it’s head that is shaped like that of the genus Bothrops. An interesting fact about this dangerous vermin is that, like most other viper species, they give birth to live young.

6. Copperhead

Copperhead, most Venomous Snakes in the world

Class: Reptilia
Scientific name: Agkistrodon contortrix
Family: Viperidae
Kingdom: Animalia

The copperhead is another deadly venomous snake species that can cause extreme havoc with just a single strike to its victim. They are endemic to Eastern North America but also occupy a variety of different habitats.

These snakes are generally not aggressive and feed on frogs, lizards and smaller snakes. But be careful, because its behavior may lead to accidental encounters with humans.

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