Singapore’s Venomous Snakes
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
- Bungarus candidus – Malayan Krait, Common Krait, Blue Krait
- Bungarus fasciatus – Banded Krait
- Calliophis bivirgata – Blue Malaysian Coral Snake
- Calliophis gracilis – Slender Coral Snake
- Calliophis intestinalis – Brown Long-glanded Coral Snake
- Calliophis maculiceps – Small-spotted Coral Snake
- Macropisthodon rhodomelas – Blue-necked Keelback (1)
- Naja sumatrana – Sumatran Spitting Cobra
- Ophiophagus hannah – King Cobra, Hamadryad
- Rhabdophis subminiatus – Red-necked Keelback, Heller’s Keelback
- Trimeresurus puniceus – Flat-nosed Pit Viper
- Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus – Mangrove Pit Viper
- Trimeresurus sumatranus – Sumatran Pit Viper
- Tropidolaemus philippinensis – South Philippines Temple Pit Viper
- 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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