Interspecies Conflict/Top 10s

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Ok today I'm going to ask something a little different than the usual vs. battles. A ranking system top 10s basically on certain attributes applied to various animal types.

1. Top 10 most painful stings of the animal kingdom including insects, fish, jellyfish and mammals such as the platypus can be included here.

2. Top 10 theropod dinosaurs based on formidability such as bite force, bulk, speed etc.

3. Top 10 longest living creatures excluding molecular organisms of coarse. Basically any animal exceeding the lifespan of a human.

4. Top 10 most formidable predators individually meaning on there own and not with support from a pack. Big cats, reptiles, birds of prey ect.

5. Top 10 most aggressive animals such as the hippo, killer bees, black mamba. Basically any animal that will attack another living thing on sight.

6. Top 10 largest animals to exist. including sauropods  and whales.

7. And finally top 10 most venomous/poisonous animals based on the potency and how fast it kills. Vipers, scorpions, poison dart frog, box jellyfish ect.

I hope this isn't out of your area of expertise. Also if an animal reaches the 1 position explain how it would outrank all the others listed.

Peace.

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Hello Max.


1. Top 10 most painful stings of the animal kingdom (approximate)
  1. Box jellyfish (and others)
  2. Stonefish
  3. Platypus
  4. Lionfish
  5. Arizona bark scorpion (and others like the death stalker)
  6. Bullet ant
  7. Tarantula hawk
  8. Asian giant hornet
  9. Cone snail
 10. Stingray
* not in exact order; hope I didn't forget any *

2. Top 10 theropod dinosaurs based on formidability (approximate)
  1. Carcharodontosaurus
  2. Gigantosaurus
  3. Tyrannosaurus
  4. Spinosaurus
  5. Acrocanthosaurus
  6. Oxalaia
  7. Tarbosaurus
  8. Saurophaganax
  9. Torvosaurus
 10. Mapusaurus

3. Top 10 longest living creatures excluding molecular organisms (approximate)
  1. Tortoise
  2. Turtle
  3. Whale
  4. Tuatara
  5. Buzzard
  6. Parrot
  7. Human
  8. Alligator
  9. Crocodile
 10. Elephant

4. Top 10 most formidable predators individually; on their own and not with support from a pack (not in exact order; read below)
  1. great white shark
  2. tiger
  3. leopard
  4. jaguar
  5. puma
  6. crocodile
  7. Komodo dragon
  8. anaconda/python
  9. eagle (harpy, golden, etc.)
 10. king cobra
* I'm not sure what you mean here...do you mean most formidable animal that is a predator in a one-on-one situation?  Most effective predators at making a kill (cheetahs, stoats, etc.)?  Did you want me to include any animals that usually hunt in a pack, but can be an effective hunters solo (lions, killer whales, etc.)?  *

5. Top 10 most aggressive animals; will attack another living thing on sight (approximate)
  1. Jack-jumper ants (and other ants)
  2. Africanized honey bees (killer bees)
  3. Elephant (if in musth)
  4. Piranha (if trapped in body of water with no outlet for a long time)
  5. Hippopotamus (if near the river)
  6. Game-bred pit bull
  7. Spanish fighting bull
  8. Black rhinoceros
  9. honey badger
 10. Cape buffalo
* others to be considered are goliath tigerfish, barracuda, shrew, stoat, grasshopper mouse, Tasmanian devil, wolverine, big cats, grizzly bear, black mamba, cassowary, and many more I may have forgotten *

6. Top 10 largest animals to exist including sauropods and whales (approximate; sauropod weights vary quite a bit)
  1. Blue whale
  2. Bruhathkayosaurus
  3. Amphicoelias
  4. Puertasaurus
  5. Argentinosaurus
  6. Ultrasaurus
  7. Right whale
  8. Fin whale
  9. Sauroposeiden
 10. Brachiosaurus
* some prehistoric sea creatures were huge (and their size estimations vary), and some come close to being considered for this list *

7. Top 10 most venomous/poisonous animals based on the potency; how fast it kills (approximate)
  1. Poison dart frog
  2. Box jellyfish
  3. Blue-ringed octopus
  4. Cone snail
  5. Puffer fish
  6. Stonefish
  7. Inland taipan
  8. Sea snake
  9. Brown snake
 10. Brazilian wandering spider
* others to be considered would be the black mamba, the king cobra, death stalker scorpion, funnel-web spider; hope I didn't leave anything out *

* this isn't exactly my strong suit, but hopefully the lists are respectable *


Best regards.

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Questions regarding animal conflicts within realistic or unrealistic settings are welcome; my strength lies in medium-to-large species. Small animals (including birds of prey), prehistoric animals, sea creatures, and domestic dog breeds are usually within my scope, but to a lesser degree. I can't confidently answer hypothetical questions about human vs animal, arachnids, insects, or amphibians, but I am willing to field them nonetheless.

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From a young age, I have been interested in animals. Starting with the original Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and World Book Encyclopedias, I have seen many animal shows and documentaries and have read multiple books on the subject. I have a solid understanding of the physiology of many animals and interspecies conflict in general.

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