Ranking the World's Top 10 Most Venomous Snakes


The fer-de-lance or terciopelo, with an LD50 amount of 3mg and an average venom injected per bite of 500-1500mg, is responsible for the majority of snakebite deaths in its region and is one of the most dangerous pit vipers in the world.

King Cobra

The king cobra, located in Southern Asia, injects an average of 400-1000 mg per bite and is potent enough to kill approximately 11 people in one bite, making it one of the most venomous snakes in the world.


The boomslang, with an LD50 of 0.1 mg and only injecting 1-8 mg of venom per bite, can still be deadly due to its ability to cause internal bleeding and hemorrhaging in vital organs, even though many victims may not feel any immediate effects.

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Russell’s Viper

Russell's viper, the deadliest snake in India, has an LD50 of 0.16 mg and injects an average of 130-250 mg of venom per bite, causing local swelling, bleeding, and kidney failure.

Black Mamba

The Black Mamba, the largest venomous snake in Africa, has a highly lethal venom that can inject an average of 100-400 mg per bite and cause symptoms within minutes, leading to death within 6-14 hours, and has analgesic factors that can deceive victims.

Eastern Brown Snake

The eastern brown snake, found in Australia, has a venom so potent that only 3 mg can kill an average human, and its preference for populated areas makes it responsible for the most snakebite deaths in its region.

Dubois’s Sea Snake

The Dubois’ sea snake, the most venomous sea snake in the world, has an LD50 amount of 0.04 mg and a bite that could be deadly to a passing scuba diver if provoked, but there are very few recorded deaths.

Forest Cobra

The forest cobra has an LD50 of 0.22 mg and can inject an average of 570-1100 mg of venom per bite, making it highly potent and capable of causing severe symptoms and death.

Coastal Taipan

The coastal taipan, found throughout Australia, has an LD50 of 0.1 mg and can inject an average of 100-400 mg of venom per bite, making it highly lethal and dangerous to humans.

Inland Taipan

The inland taipan is the most venomous and deadliest snake in the world, with an LD50 rating of 0.01mg and the ability to kill 289 humans with just 44-110mg of venom per bite.

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