15 Toxic Singapore Snakes – Venomous and Dangerous

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.

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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.

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