22 Venomous Laos Snakes – Dangerous and Deadly

Laos Snakes – Which Snakes Are Venomous and Dangerous in Laos?

There is quite a bit of cross-over for the venomous snakes found in the country of Laos versus Thailand. A quick tally shows 22 venomous snakes are found in Laos, and the majority of them are also found in Thailand.

Very Venomous Snakes Found in Laos PDR

  1. Bungarus candidus – Malayan Krait, Common Krait, Blue Krait
  2. Bungarus fasciatus – Banded Krait
  3. Bungarus multicinctus – Many Banded Krait
  4. Calliophis maculiceps – Small-spotted Coral Snake
  5. Calloselasma rhodostoma – Malayan Pit Viper
  6. Daboia siamensis – Eastern Russell’s Viper, Siamese Russell’s Viper
  7. Deinagkistrodon acutus – Sharp-nosed Pit Viper, Hundred-pacer
  8. Naja atra – Chinese Cobra, Taiwan Cobra , Formosan Cobra
  9. Naja kaouthia – Monocellate Cobra, Monocled Cobra
  10. Naja siamensis – Thai Spitting Cobra
  11. Ophiophagus hannah – King Cobra, Hamadryad
  12. Ovophis monticola – Mountain Pit Viper, Blotched Pit Viper
  13. Rhabdophis chrysargos – Speckle-bellied Keelback
  14. Rhabdophis himalayanus – Himalayan Keelback, Orange-collared Keelback
  15. Rhabdophis nigrocinctus – Green Keelback, Banded Keelback
  16. Rhabdophis subminiatus – Red-necked Keelback, Heller’s Keelback
  17. Sinomicrurus kelloggi – Kellog’s Coral Snake
  18. Triceratolepidophis sieversorum – Three Horned-scaled Pit Viper
  19. Trimeresurus albolabris – White-lipped Green Pit Viper
  20. Trimeresurus gumprechti – Gumprecht’s Green Pit Viper
  21. Trimeresurus popeiorum – Pope’s Pit Viper
  22. Trimeresurus vogeli – Vogel’s Green Pit Viper

Note – it is not known whether all listed in the Rhabdophis genus are dangerously venomous, but for precaution we list them because Rhabdophis subminiatus was recently found to have extremely potent venom.

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