22 Venomous Laos Snakes – Dangerous and Deadly

Venomous and Dangerous Laos Snakes

There is quite a bit of cross-over for the venomous snakes found in the country of Laos versus Thailand. A quick tally shows 22 venomous snakes are found in Laos, and the majority of them are also found in Thailand.

Very Venomous Snakes Found in Laos PDR

  1. Bungarus candidusMalayan Krait, Common Krait, Blue Krait
  2. Bungarus fasciatusBanded Krait
  3. Bungarus multicinctusMany Banded Krait
  4. Calliophis maculicepsSmall-spotted Coral Snake
  5. Calloselasma rhodostomaMalayan Pit Viper
  6. Daboia siamensis – Eastern Russell’s Viper, Siamese Russell’s Viper
  7. Deinagkistrodon acutus – Sharp-nosed Pit Viper, Hundred-pacer
  8. Naja atra – Chinese Cobra, Taiwan Cobra , Formosan Cobra
  9. Naja kaouthia – Monocellate Cobra, Monocled Cobra
  10. Naja siamensis – Thai Spitting Cobra
  11. Ophiophagus hannahKing Cobra, Hamadryad
  12. Ovophis monticola – Mountain Pit Viper, Blotched Pit Viper
  13. Rhabdophis chrysargos – Speckle-bellied Keelback
  14. Rhabdophis himalayanus – Himalayan Keelback, Orange-collared Keelback
  15. Rhabdophis nigrocinctus – Green Keelback, Banded Keelback
  16. Rhabdophis subminiatus – Red-necked Keelback, Heller’s Keelback
  17. Sinomicrurus kelloggi – Kellog’s Coral Snake
  18. Triceratolepidophis sieversorum – Three Horned-scaled Pit Viper
  19. Trimeresurus albolabris – White-lipped Green Pit Viper
  20. Trimeresurus gumprechti – Gumprecht’s Green Pit Viper
  21. Trimeresurus popeiorum – Pope’s Pit Viper
  22. Trimeresurus vogeli – Vogel’s Green Pit Viper

Note – it is not known whether all listed in the Rhabdophis genus are dangerously venomous, but for precaution we list them because Rhabdophis subminiatus was recently found to have extremely potent venom.

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