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					Sharp teeth or aggressive behavior are not the only weapon animals can
possess. Dangerous internal causes might be the consequence of the
infiltrating of poison, provided by certain animals and fish
representatives. Here one may find top ten poisonous species:

1. Cubical jellies are the most venomous creatures in the world. Their
poison affects the heart, nervous system and skin cells, which lead to a
terrifying shock condition, when their victim either get drowned or die
from a heart attack. In the last 60 years Cubical jellies have taken 6000
human lives. Their distribution includes the tropical Indo-Pacific,
tropical and subtropical oceans, including the Atlantic and east Pacific
with species as far north as California, the Mediterranean and Japan and
as far south as South Africa and New Zealand.

2.   The very famous King Cobra could not be remained unmentioned, because
it   is in her nature to eat other snakes as well as to have enough poison
to   kill both a human (immediately) and an elephant (in three hours). It
is   distributed in South and Southeastern Asia.

3. Marbled Cone Snail can kill more than 20 humans despite its beauty.
Its poison is used to catch their prey, but still humans should be aware
of meeting them in a warm salt environment. There are 20 human deaths
marked already.

4. In the size of a golf ball the Blue-Ringed Octopus has venom, which
might kill an individual. Frankly speaking, it is in its power to kill
about 30 adults in minutes. When the octopus is disturbed or removed from
the water, it gets dark, and the rings are bright electric blue, and this
color change gives the animal its name. So, people should be informed
about such species, especially around southern New South Wales and South
Australia.

5. North Africa and Middle East is a natural habitat for Death Stalker
Scorpion with a powerful cocktail of neurotoxins which causes an intense
and unbearable pain, then fever, followed by coma, convulsions, paralysis
and death.

6. "The World Most Venomous Fish" is a title referred to a stonefish.
Stonefish stores its toxins in gruesome-looking spines that are designed
to hurt would-be predators. Stonefish mostly live above the tropic of
Capricorn, often found in the shallow tropical marine waters of the
Pacific and Indian oceans, ranging from the Red Sea to the Queensland
Great Barrier Reef.

7. The most venomous spider (according to Guinness World Record Book) is
a banana spider or the Brazilian Wandering Spider. Besides being a cause
of multiple deaths, they are also so dangerous because of their wandering
nature. They often hide during daytime in highly populated areas inside
houses, clothes, boots, and cars.

8. Inland Taipan of Australia has also gained a popularity as one of the
most poisonous snakes, which contains enough venom to kill 100 human
adults or an army of 250,000 mice.
9. The specific danger of rain forests in Central or South America is
Poison Dart Frog. Only 2 micrograms of its lethal toxin (the amount that
fits on the head of a pin) is capable of killing a human or other large
mammal.

10. The skin and certain organs of many puffer fish (fugu) are very
poisonous to humans. According to statistical researches, there were from
20 to 44 incidents of fugu poisoning per year between 1996 and 2006 in
all of Japan and up to six incidents per year led to death.

				
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