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World's Most Toxic Animals

written by: Aeria
 
They're bright, beautiful, and dangerous to eat. They are the most poisonous animals on Earth.

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Predation is combined with defense in a most amazing way by the spurred nudibranch, Eolidoidea, a type of this. The Eolidoidea can tear an anemone apart, chew it up, swallow and digest it without either exploding or digesting the poisonous stinging cells of the anemones. It then stores the stinging cells in special pouches, where they are arranged and stored for it's own defense.
Sea Dragon
Sea Slug
Sea Snake
Sea Crab


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This butterfly needs no camouflage in either its caterpillar or butterfly stages. It feeds only on milkweed plants, which makes it poisonous to predators.
Viceroy Butterfly
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Monarch Butterfly
White Admiral


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These creatures defend themselves by oozing liquid, which smells and tastes bad. Not only that - it is also toxic to anything that might swallow it.
Millipede
Caterpillar
Ant
Mantis


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If attacked, this bug squirts a spray of hot noxious gases into the face of its enemy. It shoots out the nasty smelling chemicals at 500 to 1,000 pulses per second at a temperature of 100C. Ouch!
Slime-mold beetle
Pig whipworm
Cicada
Bombardier beetle


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The poison of this toad affects the heart. In Australia, it is considered a pest because it poisons pets and injures humans.
Surinam Toad
Cane toad
Puerto Rican Crested Toad
Firebellied Toad


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This snake can aim venom at the eyes and mucous membranes of its target. Only 1 gram (1/30 oz) of the venom is enough to kill 50 people.
Hognosed snake
Spitting cobra
Anaconda
Viper


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This bird, and its two close relatives, the Variable and Brown kinds, are the first documented poisonous birds.
Blue Jay
Hooded Pitohui
Green Kiwi
Laughing Owl


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This type of octopus hunts small crabs, but will bite if provoked, injecting its neuromuscular paralysing venom. The venom blocks nerve conduction and brings about neuromuscular paralysis, followed by death.
Octopus filosus
Octopus marginatus
Octopus aculeatus
Blue-ringed octopus


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The toxin of this fish, tetrodotoxin, is about 1200 times deadlier than cyanide. The fish carries enough poison to kill 30 adults.
Veiltail
Jellyfish
Catfish
Puffer fish


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The poison in the skin of this frog can kill a human. It is believed that this frog is poisonous due to its diet, which consists of carpenter ants, believed to eat an unknown wild plant with toxic properties. Frogs brought from the wild into captivity and fed a regular diet eventually lose their toxicity.
Poison dart frog
Motorbike Frog
Bleating Froglet
Slender Tree Frog


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