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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 Snake
Sea Dragon


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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
Monarch Butterfly
White Admiral
Milbert's Tortoiseshell


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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
Ant
Mantis
Caterpillar


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


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This bird, and its two close relatives, the Variable and Brown kinds, are the first documented poisonous birds.
Green Kiwi
Blue Jay
Hooded Pitohui
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.
Blue-ringed octopus
Octopus aculeatus
Octopus filosus
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.
Puffer fish
Jellyfish
Catfish
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.
Motorbike Frog
Bleating Froglet
Slender Tree Frog
Poison dart frog


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