The About section
explains how this site is constructed. From this section there is also a link
to the What's New pages on the site. Contact Us is a facility
to provide feedback and establish email contact. The Help
section contains instructions on how to find the information
you seek. Under Help there is also a tool to Find A Reference.
This section covers Terrestrial Vertebrates (eg platypus, heloderm lizards, poisonous frogs) and Terrestrial Invertebrates (eg insects, ticks, centipedes etc) not covered in other areas (eg Snakes, Spiders, Scorpions). It also covers Poisonous Plants and Poisonous Mushrooms, though only selected species are covered initially.
This section covers important marine animals that are either venomous or poisonous. Marine Vertebrates covers fish, including cartilaginous species (sharks & rays). Eventually all fish will be in our databases, so you can search for those which are venomous or poisonous. Marine Invertebrates covers all other marine animals, but only a few selected species of medical importance are listed. Marine Poisonous covers the various marine poisoning diseases.
This section covers selected Spider species and most Scorpion species. The range of spiders covered will increase as our databases expand. Initially we cover the major dangerous spiders only.
This section covers all families of venomous Snakes, with detailed information on more than 2000 species. It covers Elapid, Viperid, Atractaspid and Colubrid snakes, and also snake families with no venomous species, such as pythons and boas.
This section enables you to quickly find first aid for a particular type of animal, plant or mushroom envenoming or poisoning. It is based on major groups of organisms, not specific species. For snakes it is also based on region. If you want first aid for a particular species, find that species first through the relevant search areas for snakes, spiders etc.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL SITE USERS
: The principle aim of this site is to provide
information useful to improving outcomes for humans suffering from envenoming or poisoning by
animals, plants or mushrooms. We make a reasonable attempt to verify accuracy of information
listed on this site. However, we cannot access every published paper of potential relevance,
either because they are not available to us or are in a language we cannot translate internally.
Equally, we cannot list knowledge which is not yet reported or known. It should not be assumed
that humankind currently knows all there is to know about any species, even for common species.
Further, we cannot control how users will interpret the information provided on this site. We
therefore do not accept legal responsibility for use of the information provided and we require
that all users use information from this site at their own risk.
The following should also be noted when reading information contained within the databases on this website: italics for scientific nomenclature cannot be displayed, and superscripting and subscripting is absent in some instances.