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Australias Most Deadly Animals


Box jellyfish Sting can kill within five minutes — at least 63 deaths recorded

Irukandji jellyfish Sting can cause death within days

Blue ring octopus Contact can cause respiratory failure, paralysis and death. Carries enough poison to kill 26 adults within minutes; no known antidote

Saltwater crocodile Several fatal attacks each year

Great white shark
There have been 191 fatal attacks in the past 200 years

Sydney funnel web spider Can cause death in 15 minutes. Can be treated with anti-venom

Australian brown snake Bites cause death quickly if untreated

Red back spider Only the female is considered dangerous. More than 250 people bitten each year

Stonefish The most venomous fish known, can kill in two hours



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