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Poisonous animals
 
Cnidarians (Jellyfish, Corals and Anemones)
 
Venomous fish
 
Scorpions
 
Spiders
 
Hymenopterans (Bees, Wasps and Ants)
 
Sea snakes
 
Terrestrial snakes
 
Miscellaneous animals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distribution of miscellaneous animals

 

 

Marine environment

 

 

Sponges

Species of medical interest:

Pacific area, Caribbean, Australian coasts, northeast coast of USA. Possibly other areas

 

Seaurchins and Starfishes

Species of medical interest:

Indopacific area, Red sea, Caribbean, tropical and subtropical Atlantic coasts of South America and Africa

 

Bristle worms

Species of medical interest:

from tropical to warm oceans and seas. Atlantic coast of the USA/Canada and Norway, New Zealand

 

Cone shells


Species of medical interest:

Tropical zones of the Indopacific area, some also in subtropical and temperate zones of the Indopacific Oceans

 

 

Octopuses

Species of medical interest:

Blue ringed octopus in coastal waters of Australia (including Tasmania) and Southeast Asia

 

 

 

 

Fresh water (see also catfishes and seasnakes (Hydrophis semperi and  Laticauda crockeri)

 

Platypus    
Eastern Australia, from Cooktown to Tasmania.

 

 

 

 

Terrestrial

 

 

Beetles

Beetles that can cause skin lesions are found worldwide
 

Caterpillars and moths

Species with urticating hairs are distributed throughout the world from tropical to temperate zones.

 

Systemic envenoming, including fatal cases known from Lonomia sp. in Brazil, South America. Similarly severe cases of envenoming have been reported in Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru

 

 

Centipedes

Worldwide, from tropical to temperate zones. Main area of distribution of the potentially dangerous Scolopendridae in tropical zones.

Tick paralysis

 

Tick paralysis has been decribed in:

 

North America: USA and Canada

Central America: Mexico

Europe: England, Spain, France, Greece

Africa: Algeria, Somalia, South Africa

Middle East: Israel

Far East: Russia

Australia

 

Beaded lizards

Southwestern USA (far southwest Utah, far southern Nevada and southeast California, Arizona, far southwest New Mexico)

Western and southern Mexico, Guatemala