The Wold's Most Poisonous Animals
Enormous physical strength, powerful fangs and razor-sharp teeth - is not the only weapons used in the animal world. Thousands of animals use highly toxic poisons to attack or defend.
Cubomedusa main prize goes to our stamp Cubomedusa (Chironex fleckeri), which received this name because of its cubic form. Over the past 60 years, this handsome caused an estimated 6000 lives. Its venom is the most deadly in the world, the toxins affect the heart, nervous system, and skin cells.
And, what is worse, it is accompanied by a hellish pain that victims are in a state of shock and either drown or die of heart failure. If the wound immediately by vinegar or acetic acid, the patient has a chance, but as a rule, the water will not find Cubomedusa vinegar can be found in the marine waters of Asia and Australia.
King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the longest venomous snake in the world, reaching 5.6 meters in length. Ophiophagus, literally means "snake eater" as it eats other snakes. A single bite of this deadly snake can easily kill a person. It can kill even adult Asian Elephant within 3 hours if the animal is bitten in a vulnerable area such as the trunk. Among the representatives of snakes there are more poisonous than King Cobra, but it can provide a lot more poison others. For example, 5 times more than the Black Mamba. King Cobra is common in dense mountain forests of South and South-East Asia.
Scorpio Leiurus quinquestriatus Contrary to popular belief, most scorpions are relatively harmless to humans as stings has only local effects (pain, anemia, and swelling). However, Leiurus - a very dangerous type of scorpion, because its venom - a strong cocktail of neurotoxins which causes an intense and unbearable pain, then fever, followed by coma, convulsions, paralysis and death. Leyrusy common in North Africa and the Middle East.
Taipan or fierce snake Just one bite of MS Taipan contains enough poison to kill 100 adults or an army of 250,000 mice. Its extremely neurotoxic venom - at least 200-400 times more poisonous than cobra venom usual. Just 45 minutes after the bite of an adult death can occur. But fortunately, there is an antidote to that is this snake is very shy and immediately crawls away at the slightest danger. Dwells in Australia.
Marble Cone Snail-looking, marble cone snail looks beautiful and very nice, but it can be just as deadly as any other animal on this list. Drop of its venom can kill 20 people. Symptoms of a bite: severe pain, swelling, numbness, in severe cases, paralysis and respiratory failure. There is no antidote.
However, for the time were about 30 cases of human deaths from the poison of this snail, which is not really even a lot compared with other members of our list
Fish-stone-stone fish may never win a beauty contest, but it definitely will be awarded "The most poisonous fish." The poison causes such great pain that in search of salvation from suffering, victims want amputation of the affected areas. It is believed that the fish bite-stone of strongest provokes pain known to man. The pain is accompanied by shock, paralysis, and tissue death.
If you do not receive emergency treatment, the outcome can be fatal. It is widespread in tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from the Red Sea to the Great Barrier Reef.
Poison dart frogs or frog If you ever manage to visit in the rainy forests of Central and South America, never touch the beautiful little frogs - they can be extremely toxic. For example, the amount of Staphylococcus dart frogs - only 5 cm, and the poison in it is enough to kill 10 adult humans. In the past, local tribes used poison frogs of lubrication tips of their arrows.
Blue ringed octopus (Octopus Australian) Blue ringed octopus is small, the size of a golf ball, but extremely poisonous creatures that inhabit the coastal waters around Australia and just to the north, in the direction of Japan. The blue-ringed octopus is usually light in color, with dark brown down by its eight legs and body, with blue circles, added on top of the dark brown groups. When the octopus is disturbed or removed from the water, it gets dark, and the rings are shiny and make electric blue, and this color change gives the animal its name.
Its venom is strong enough to kill a person. Actually octopus carries enough poison to kill 26 adults in a few minutes, and there is no antidote. If you do not take action and begin treatment, the person begins to feel numbness, difficulty of speech, vision, breathing problems, then there is a complete paralysis and death due to heart failure and lack of oxygen.
The Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria) or banana spider This abomination came to Guinness Book of Records in 2007 for the fault in the largest number of human deaths caused by a spider bite. Importantly, these spiders are dangerous not only to their venom, but their behavior: they do not sit still and do not weave the web, they travel along the ground, hiding in buildings, clothes, shoes, cars, anywhere, which significantly increases the risk of sudden encounter them and be bitten.
Fish Bowl or fugu fish-ball - the second most poisonous vertebrate animal on earth (the first - golden dart frogs of item 5). The meat of some subspecies, such as fugu - a delicacy in Japan and Korea, but the problem is that the surface of the fish, and certain of its organs - are very poisonous. Fugu poison causes paralysis, resulting in asphyxiation and death from lack of oxygen. Therefore, to prepare the fish in Japan is permitted only licensed chefs.