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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 Slug
Sea Crab
Sea Dragon
Sea Snake


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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.
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Viceroy Butterfly
White Admiral
Monarch Butterfly


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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!
Cicada
Pig whipworm
Bombardier beetle
Slime-mold 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
Firebellied Toad
Puerto Rican Crested Toad
Cane 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.
Viper
Spitting cobra
Hognosed snake
Anaconda


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This bird, and its two close relatives, the Variable and Brown kinds, are the first documented poisonous birds.
Hooded Pitohui
Blue Jay
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 aculeatus
Blue-ringed octopus
Octopus marginatus


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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.
Catfish
Puffer fish
Jellyfish
Veiltail


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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
Slender Tree Frog
Bleating Froglet


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