LD50 of venomous snakes - Ultimate species list
This list contains comprehensive information about the toxicity of venomous snakes. LD50 is the lethal dose, that kills 50% of the animals in laboratory testing. All LD50-values in this list are from laboratory testing with mice. Nobody can - fortunately - do laboratory testing with humans, thus we extrapolated the effect on the mice (20 gramm) to the weight of an adult human (75 kg). Please keep in mind when using this numbers, that the effect on mice had been precisely tested, the effect on humans is just a interpolated guess and can in some cases be completely misleading! The list allows you to find the 10 most venomous snakes of the planet by your own criteria. It is presorted by subcutaneous LD50, but you can sort it to your own criteria by clicking on any column headline. This list is updated regularly and it's our aim to provide the most comprehensive data collection of this kind in the internet. Even though, you will realize there are a lot of white spots in the table. If you have more LD50 values or venom yields with reference, please contact us.
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