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Dangerous Species in Taiwan

Here are some of Taiwan's more dangerous (to people) organisms. This page implies the species has been known to cause problems towards human beings' health. Note this page is not yet edited and is incomplete.

Please click the photo of the animal you would like to view. Unless we only have 1 photo available, the link will open a new page dedicated to that specific animal, usually with more photos.


Arachnida - Arachnids: There are thought to be only 2 highly venomous spiders, however ticks and smaller lesser known arachnids may be vectors of disease and greater care must be taken.

Funnel-web Spider

Chilopoda - Centipedes

Giant Centipede

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Reptilia - Reptiles: Taiwan has some highly venomous snakes, and many harmless ones.

Many Banded Krait
Chinese Cobra
Bamboo Viper

Last Updated: June 15, 2014
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