It’s 1.5m, deadly and probably not that rare. How did the western desert taipan lay low for 200 years?
This venomous fish looks like the ocean bottom, but it walks more like a crab
Venom is commonly measured by the LD50: the concentration of toxin (lethal dose, mg/kg) required to kill half of a test animal group. A smaller number indicates more concentrated venom, with the most venomous species gaining a rating of <1. These are Australia's most venomous animals, ranked by their LD50 rating.
Australia’s global reputation as a haven for venomous creatures is well deserved. But would you know which should be most feared? Here’s our list of 10 of the most deadly.
Most venomous animals make up for weaker physical features with more potent toxins, but not centipedes