The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Asia
- Scientific name: Echis carinatus
- Family: Vipers
- Genus: Echis
- Length: Up to 31.5 inch (80 cm)
- Venom: Hemotoxic
The saw-scaled viper is responsible for more deaths than all other venomous snakes in Asia put together. At just 31.5 inch (80 cm) long, it might look harmless but it has a highly effective venom and long tubular teeth. It plunges these - for no particular reason - into its victim over and over. It’s five times more venomous than a cobra and 16 times more venomous than a Russel’s viper. The saw-scaled viper owes its name to its scales, which make an unmistakable noise when it feels threatened.