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This is not an easy answer. Snakes fall under two headings: land snakes & sea snakes. Comparing toxicity, sea snake venom exceeds that of land snakes, for sea snakes must hunt cold-blooded prey (the successful rendering of which requires poison of a higher toxic level than that required for warmblooded prey). Additionally, sea snakes hunt in a dilute medium. Insufficient data exists on the intra-genus toxicity of discrete sea snakes. Generally, snakes employ two types of venoms: Neurotoxins (acting on nerves) and Haematotoxins (acting on blood).

Among the neurotoxic land snakes, the Asian Krait is the most poisonous snake of the world, surpassing even the King and Speckled cobras. Cobras cause greater death among people, however, due probably to their greater size and, thus, their higher volume of venom delivery. Among the haematotoxic land snakes, the vipers & pit vipers take the prize for the "most poisonous." A small dose of viper/pit viper venom can produce typical haematotoxic symptoms. A larger dose can kill instantly by stopping the heart. The Gaboon viper combines both neurotoxic and haematotoxic elements in its venom, making it particularly lethal.

All told, however, we might justifiably say that the seasnakes are the most poisonous snakes in the world.

-- Yes, I agree, for the reason that sea snakes hunt in water and need fast-reacting venom, so their prey won't get away.

the fierce or inland taipan of Australia one bite from this snake yields 110mg enough to kill 100 people or 250000 mice 750 times more venomous than a cobra

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Q: What is the more poisonous -- land or sea snake?
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Which is the most poisonous sea snake?

the most poisonous is the beaked sea snake

What is the most poisonous snake known?

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Is black mamba more poisonous than black headed sea snake?

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What is the world largest poisonous snake?

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How poisonous is the Belcher's Sea snake?

Extremely poisonous

Which is the moot poisonous snake?

Belcher's sea snake.

Is a land snake more poisonous than the sea snake?

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Are there poisonous land snakes in Fiji?

The Bole Snake is the only venomous land snake in Fiji. There are also several species of venomous sea snakes in Fiji as well.

Sea snake that is not poisonous?

All species of sea-snake are venomous - it's how they subdue their prey !

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Are aquarium snakes poisonous?

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What is the most and very very very dangerous and poisonous snake in the world?

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Most poisonous creature in the world?

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What is the most poisonous sea snake in the world?

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What does a sea krait snake and a tiger snake have in common?

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What type of snakes are there in Australia?

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What is the most poisonious creature?

The most poisonous creature is the sea snake.

Can a non elapid snake be poisonous?

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Do all reptiles live on dry land?

no for example sea turtle, marine iguana, sea snake and more

What is the most poisonous reptile?

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Why is that some sea snakes are more virulent than other land snakes?

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What is the poisinous snake in the world?

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Which continent has the more species of poisonous snake than non poisonous snake?

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Is cobra snake more poisonous than sea snake?

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