most venomous snakes in the world ranked

most venomous snakes in the world ranked

We all know about snakes. Some people afraid of it some hate it and some like it. Basically, some of the species have attacking nature but most of them are calm and afraid of humans. Most of the species attack only for self-defense. Python, Boa is popular as pets, Believe it or not. Today we will know about some of the most venomous snakes on earth. Let’s get started

Belcher’s Sea Snake

Belcher sea snake is the most venomous snake on the earth till now. This sea snake is generally found nearby tropical reefs in the Indian Ocean, New Guinea, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, and off the coast of the Philippines. An adult Belcher’s size is about .5 to 1 meter and it has a thin body. Its color is usually chrome yellowish with dark greenish crossbands. One drop venom of King Cobra can kill over 150 people but the Belcher’s sea snake can kill over 1000 people with only a few milligrams of venom. You have to remember that it has a timid temperament and would normally have to be subjected to severe mistreatment before biting. But if you look at the statistics it’s venomous but its killing record is very low.

Inland Taipan

There is a controversy that which is the most venomous snake between Inland Taipan and Belcher sea snake. The answer is Inland Taipan is the most venomous snake among all the snakes on land but Belcher is more venomous than Inland Taipan. So basically, it’s in the second position. The inland taipan is a specialist hunter of mammals, so its venom is specially adapted to kill warm-blooded species. It’s extremely venomous and its venom paralyzes the victim. It is estimated that one bite possesses is lethal enough to kill at least 100 fully grown men. Depending on the nature of the bite, it has the potential to kill someone in under a minute. This snake is normally found in central east Australia.

King cobra

Do you ever hear ’Ophiophagus hannah’? If you read biology then you know what it is. It’s the scientific name of King Cobra. Generally, King Cobras found throughout Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. It is the national reptile of India. The king cobra is a prominent symbol in the mythology and folk traditions of India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. King Cobra is the longest venomous snake. Adult king cobras are 3.18 to 4 m long on average. But the longest known individual measured 5.85 m. It eats other snakes even sometimes its own species also. Its venom contains neurotoxins that attack the victim’s central nervous system and can kill within 30 minutes.

Black mamba

One of the most venomous fastest & snakes in the world. It is the second-largest snake. Different species have different colors including olive, yellowish-brown, khaki, and gunmetal, rarely black. But black color found inside its mouth so it’s called the Black Mamba. Adult black mambas are 2 to 3 m long on average but specimens have grown to lengths of 4.3 to 4.5 m. It basically found in sub-Saharan Africa. Remember one thing this snake is very aggressive and can move 16 km/h for a short distance. So it’s better doesn’t go near it.

Russell’s viper

Russell viper is one of the most venomous snakes found in the Indian subcontinent. Its maximum length recorded 166 cm but the average length is 120 cm. If it bites anyone he/she needs immediate medical attention otherwise victim can be dead. It is a nocturnal animal but during cold weather, it alters its behavior and becomes more active in the daylight. Normally it’s not aggressive but if you tease it can be very dangerous. This snake’s kill ratio is high because it’s normally found in highly populated areas.


Rattlesnake is basically native to the Americas. It is different from other snakes because it receives its name from the rattle at the end of the tail which makes a loud rattling noise when vibrated that deters predators or serves as a warning to passers-by. Rattlesnakes are the leading contributor to snakebite injuries in North America. It won’t bite you if you don’t disturb them and the bites are seldom fatal. It can’t tolerate low temperature and it likes warm and hot weather.

Death adder

The death adder is one of the most venomous land snakes on earth. It has a broad flattened, triangular head and a thick body with bands of red, brown, and black with a grey, cream, or pink belly. It looks healthy and the average length is 70-100 cm. It’s mostly found in Australia. It is called the master of camouflage, due to its band stripes, hiding beneath loose leaf litter and debris in woodland, shrubland, and grassland. Death adder’s venom contains a highly toxic neurotoxin that causes paralysis or even death. So be careful and don’t walk carelessly in Australia.