List of poisonous animals
The following is a list of poisonous animals, which are animals that passively deliver toxins (called poison) to their victims upon contact such as through inhalation, absorption through the skin, or after being ingested. They are often distinguished from venomous animals, which actively inject their toxins (called venom) into their victims through a venom apparatus such as fangs or a stinger. The only difference between poisonous animals and venomous animals is how they deliver the toxins. This list deals exclusively with poisonous animals.
This list is a partial list of animals that are poisonous to humans and other animals in that their flesh is toxic if consumed, or in some cases if they are touched:
- Blue-capped ifrit
- Shrikethrushes
- Spur-winged goose (diet-dependent)
- Common quail (diet-dependent)
- Rhabdophis keelback snakes
- Garter snake (diet-dependent, when feeding on Pacific newts)
Frogs and toads
- American toad
- Asiatic toad
- Cane toad
- Colorado River toad
- Common toad
- Corroboree frog
- European green toad
- Fowler's toad
- Poison dart frog
- Pacific newts or Western newts
- Tetraodontidae (Blowfish, Pufferfish)
- Greenland shark
- Barracuda (age and diet dependent)
- Blister beetle
- Cinnabar moth
- Certain tiger moths (Erebidae)
- Milkweed butterflies (include Monarch butterfly)
- Battus (butterfly)
- Poisonous amphibians
- Toxic birds
- List of venomous animals
- List of poisonous plants
- List of poisonous fungi
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