15 Venomous Singapore Snakes | Dangerous

Singapore’s Venomous Snakes

SIngapore Island is home to many snakes, this is a map.

Though a very small country of around 4.5 million people, Singapore has a decent number of snakes – and 15 of them are dangerous and potentially deadly to humans in case of an envenomed bite. There are not typically deaths each year due to snakebite in SG.

To Identify a venomous snake found in Singapore – Click HERE.

Very Venomous Snakes Found in Singapore

  1. Bungarus candidusMalayan Krait, Common Krait, Blue Krait
  2. Bungarus fasciatusBanded Krait
  3. Calliophis bivirgata – Blue Malaysian Coral Snake
  4. Calliophis gracilis – Slender Coral Snake
  5. Calliophis intestinalis – Brown Long-glanded Coral Snake
  6. Calliophis maculicepsSmall-spotted Coral Snake
  7. Macropisthodon rhodomelas – Blue-necked Keelback (1)
  8. Naja sumatrana – Sumatran Spitting Cobra
  9. Ophiophagus hannahKing Cobra, Hamadryad
  10. Rhabdophis subminiatusRed-necked Keelback, Heller’s Keelback
  11. Trimeresurus puniceus – Flat-nosed Pit Viper
  12. Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus – Mangrove Pit Viper
  13. Trimeresurus sumatranus – Sumatran Pit Viper
  14. Tropidolaemus philippinensis – South Philippines Temple Pit Viper
  15. Tropidolaemus wagleri – Wagler’s Pit Viper

(1) This snake is assumed to be highly venomous, but bites are nearly non-existent. There is a published paper regarding envenomation by this snake by a researcher in Singapore. The bitten victim had serious symptoms result from the bite. Out of precaution, avoid this snake.

Some people say poisonous, but the correct term is venomous.

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4 thoughts on “15 Venomous Singapore Snakes | Dangerous

  • July 12, 2020 at 4:27 pm
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    I am 10 years old and I allow to hold a venomous snake

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    • July 12, 2020 at 6:43 pm
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      There are mildly venomous snakes like Ahaetulla prasina and Chrysopelea ornata (golden tree snake) that you can handle. They bite, and have venom, but it isn’t dangerous to people. Nearly all other snakes with known venom can be dangerous for people. Please don’t handle any of the others.

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    • July 21, 2020 at 9:13 pm
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      No. Venomous snakes are very dangerous and can cause death. Even though some snake’s venom cannot kill you, the venom can cause excruciating pain you wish you were dead. Trust me I have seen it before. Seek medical help immediately if injured by a lethal animal.

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