The Top 5 Snakes With the Deadliest Bites

  Snake Location LD50 (mg/kg)
1 Inland taipan Australia 0.025
2 Eastern brown snake Australia 0.0365
3 Dubois's sea snake Australia 0.044
4 Yellow bellied sea snake Indian and Pacific ocean 0.067
5 Horned sea snake Western Australia 0.079
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  1. The Inland Taipan, with a LD50 value of 0.025, makes it's venom 30 times more potent than the black widow spider's.
Tags: Animals & Nature, Deadliest, India

Sources:  Various. Top 5 of Anything research 2013.

List Notes: The LD50 is the standardized measure for expressing and comparing the toxicity of chemicals. The LD50 is the dose that kills half (50%) of the animals tested within 24 hours. The animals tested are usually rats or mice.(LD = "lethal dose")
Snakes With the Deadliest Bites

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