List of poisonous animals

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The hooded pitohui. A neurotoxin called homobatrachotoxin found in the birds' skin and feathers causes numbness and tingling in those touching the bird.

Poisonous animals[edit]

This list is a partial list of animals that are poisonous to humans (and other animals), or put another way, their flesh is toxic if consumed, or in some cases touched:

Birds[edit]

Snakes[edit]

Frogs and toads[edit]

Salamanders[edit]

Most birds dislike the taste of monarch butterflies. This is because they contain the poisons from when they were caterpillars as they were eating their favorite plant, Poisonous milkweed

Fish[edit]

Cephalopods[edit]

Insects[edit]

Cnidarians[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bartram, S.; Boland, W. (2001). "Chemistry and ecology of toxic birds". ChemBioChem. 2 (11): 809–811. doi:10.1002/1439-7633(20011105)2:11<809::aid-cbic809>3.0.co;2-c. 
  2. ^ Williams, Becky L.; Brodie Jr., Edmund D.; Brodie III, Edmund D. (2004). "A resistant predator and its toxic prey: persistence of newt toxin leads to poisonous (not venomous) snakes". Journal of Chemical Ecology. 30 (10): 1901–1919. doi:10.1023/B:JOEC.0000045585.77875.09. 
  3. ^ Enature.com Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved March 17, 2010.)
  4. ^ NOVA episode - Kings of Camouflage
  5. ^ https://reefs.com/2018/04/11/rhodactis-mushroom-corals-are-surprisingly-deadly/