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Ten most toxic animals of our planet!
Any of these animals can be the number 1 toxic on earth as it's very hard to judge them. They all contain different toxic chemicals which can kill a human in minutes. So i have rated them based on how much dangerous these are to human beings.
These are the second most toxic invertebrate of our planet. Almost all pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a substance that makes them foul tasting and often lethal to fish. To humans, tetrodotoxin is deadly, up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.
Amazingly, the meat of some pufferfish is considered a delicacy. Called fugu in Japan. There are more than 120 species of pufferfish worldwide. Most are found in tropical and subtropical ocean waters, but some species live in brackish and even fresh water.
9. Golden poison dart frog
These are the most toxic invertebrate of our planet. They live within a tiny plot of rain forest on the Pacific coast of Colombia. Their coloring, which can be yellow, orange, or pale green, depending on their particular range, is deliberately ostentatious to ward off potential predators, a tactic called aposematic coloration. Their diet includes flies, crickets, ants, termites, and beetles.
Scientists are unsure of the source of this frog's amazing toxicity,
but it is possible they assimilate plant poisons, which are carried by
their prey. Poison dart frogs raised in captivity and isolated from
insects in their native habitat never develop venom.
8. Inland Taipan
The most poisonous land snake on earth. Just a single bite from this snake contains enough venom to kill 100 human adults or an army of 250,000 mice. The Inland Taipan’s extremely neurotoxic venom can kill an adult human in as little as 45 minutes. Fortunately this snake is very shy and there have been no documented human fatalities (all known bites were treated with antivenin).
This snake is found in remote outback of Australia and rarely come in contact with humans. It feeds on rodents and rats.
7. Brazilian wandering spider
Brazilian wandering spider or banana spider is the most toxic spider and one of the most toxic animal on earth. It appears in the Guinness Book of World Records 2007 for the most venomous spider and is the spider responsible for most human deaths.
Brazilian Wandering Spiders are extremely fast, extremely venomous, and extremely aggressive.This spider is believed to have the most potent neurotoxic venom of any living spider. They are also so dangerous because of their wandering nature. They often hide during daytime in highly populated areas inside houses, clothes, boots, and cars. Its venomous bite causes not only intense pain, the venom of the spider can also cause priapism – uncomfortable erections lasting for many hours that lead to impotence.
6. Stone fish
The stone fish is the most toxic fish on earth. Its venom causes such a severe pain that the victims of its sting want the affected limb to be amputated. It is described as the worst pain known to man. It is accompanied with possible shock, paralysis, and tissue death. If not given medical attention within a couple of hours It can be fatal to humans.
Stonefish stores its toxins in gruesome-looking spines that are designed to hurt would-be predators.
Stonefish mostly live above the tropic of Capricorn, often found in the shallow tropical marine waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, ranging from the Red Sea to the Queensland Great Barrier Reef.
5. Death Stalker Scorpion
This is the most lethal scorpion on earth. Its very potent venom helps it compensate for its smaller size and narrow, weak pincers; this scorpion’s sting injects extremely toxic venom (a neurotoxin) that can cause extreme pain, fever, convulsions, paralysis, and often coma or death in humans (by heart or respiratory failure).
The Death Stalker Scorpion is found in North Africa and the Middle East. It prefers a dry climate, and makes its home in natural burrows or under stones.
found in Death Stalker venom are being studied by scientists, who hope
to find in them a treatment for some diseases, noteably some forms of
brain cancer, and diabetes.
4. Sea snake (Hydrophis belcheri)
This is the most toxic snake both on land and in water. Also called faint-banded sea snake.
It has a friendly temperament and would normally have to be subjected to severe mistreatment before biting. Usually those bitten are fishermen handling nets, although only a quarter of those bitten are envenomated since the snake rarely injects much of its venom.
It has a myotoxic venom many times more effective than any land snake.
3. Marbled cone snail
I never thought snails would ever be dangerous, i played with them so much when i was young. However Don't even think of picking this snail - The marbled cone snail. It is one of the most toxic animal of our planet.
The Marbled Cone Snail can vary in color from black with white dots to orange with white patterns. The Marbled Cone Snail has a unique way of trapping it prey. When the snail locates a passing fish it shoots out a toxic harpoon and then reels its prey in. The venom of the Marbled Cone Snail is designed to paralyze its victim allowing the snail to feast at its leisure. The snail’s venom is a neurotoxin that causes coordination loss and weakness. Local pain, numbness, and swelling may occur in its victims. When stung by this snail your hearing, vision, and speech will be affected. In some case respiratory muscle paralysis has lead to death.
It is found in indo-pacific waters.
2. Blue Ringed Octopus
The blue ringed octopus carries enough poison to kill 26 adult human beings within minutes. It has no antidote.
Its painless bite may seem harmless, but the deadly neurotoxins begin working immediately resulting in muscular weakness, numbness, followed by a cessation and breathing and ultimately death.
They can be found in tide pools in the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Australia.
The poison is not injected but is contained in the octopus's saliva, which comes from two glands each as big as its brain. Poison from the one is used on its main prey, crabs, and is relatively harmless to humans. Poison from the other gland serves as defence against predators. The blue-ringed octopus either secretes the poison in the vicinity of its prey, waits until it is immobile and then devours it, or it jumps out and envelops the prey in its 8 tentacles and bites it.
1. Jelly fish
The most toxic animals on the planet are the jelly fish of them the deadliest are box jelly fish and irukandji jelly fish.
Death in 2 minutes. This is what scientists have found out about this jelly fish and it's cousin the irukandji jelly fish.
It’s toxins attack the heart, nervous system, and skin cells. And the worst part of it is that jelly venom is so overpoweringly painful, that human victims go in shock, drown or die of heart failure before even reaching shore. Survivors experience pain weeks after the contact with box jellies.
The box jellies are found in the asian and australian waters.
You have virtually no chance to survive the venomous sting, unless treated immediately. After a sting, vinegar should be applied for a minimum of 30 seconds. Vinegar has acetic acid, which disables the box jelly’s nematocysts that have not yet discharged into the bloodstream (though it will not alleviate the pain). Wearing panty hose while swimming is also a good prevention measure since it can prevent jellies from being able to harm your legs.
The deadly Irukandji jellyfish is a tiny killer and can be unnoticed in the water.
With bell and tentacles just 2.5 centimetres across, it is almost impossible to detect.
It has got stingers on its bell too unlike the box jelly fish which sting only through the tentacles.
The Irukandji jellyfish inhabits the northern Australian waters in a wide sweeping arc from Exmouth in Western Australia to Gladstone in Queensland.