Search results for "venomous"

  • Spider bites and venoms

    Spider venoms are a cocktail of many chemicals. 

  • Fangs of deadly venomous snakes

    The fangs of most deadly venomous snakes are syringe-like. 

  • In the Venom Lab with Spider Wrangler Lachlan Manning

    Our arachnid guru tells us how and why we are milking spiders for thier venom live in Spiders – Alive & Deadly.

  • Collecting funnel-web spider venom


  • Venomous vs. Poisonous

    Although these terms are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between organisms that are venomous and those that are poisonous.


  • The Venom Lab


  • Bullrout, Notesthes robusta (Günther, 1860)

    The Bullrout should be handled with extreme care. The dorsal, anal and pelvic spines all have venom glands. The species occurs from northern Queensland to southern New South Wales.

  • Tiger Snake

    Most Australians know of tiger snakes and are aware of their fearsome reputation, though few people will ever encounter one. Unfortunately this species is much maligned because of its aggressive nature and toxic venom; however the tiger snake should be recognised as a great survivor, superbly adapted to some of the most inhospitable environments in Australia.

  • Reef Stonefish, Synanceia verrucosa (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

    The Reef Stonefish can be superbly camouflaged, often looking like an encrusted rock or lump of coral. The species is widely distributed throughout tropical, marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. It has stout dorsal fin spines which can inject an extremely poisonous venom.

  • Sydney Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis insperatus Motomura, 2004

    The Sydney Scorpionfish is a small fish that superficially looks like the Red Rockcod. Both species have 12 venomous dorsal fin spines and mottled reddish colouration.

  • An annotated bibliography of the poisonous and venomous fishes of Australia


  • Scorpions

    Scorpions are common arachnids found in gardens and forests throughout Australia. They are found under logs, rocks and in shallow burrows in earth banks. There are also desert species that construct deep spiral burrows in desert sand. Scorpions are mostly nocturnal but they can be active during the day, especially during prolonged wet weather. Scorpions tend to be larger and more venomous in the northern parts of Australia. The largest Australian scorpions can grow to 12 cm long, but many forest dwellers are only small.

  • Snake Bite Kit

    One of the risks faced by scientists looking for reptiles is being bitten by a venonmous snake.

  • Insect bites and stings

    The majority of insects in Australia are not harmful to humans. However, some insects bite and sting if they are threatened so it is best to avoid touching them if you want to avoid being stung or bitten.

  • Information graphics with bite

    We show you how a venom apparatus works.