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Hottentotta saulcyi (Saulcy's Scorpion / Mardin Akrebi)

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Hottentotta saulcyi (Saulcy's Scorpion / Mardin Akrebi)


Hottentotta saulcyi (Saulcy's Scorpion / Mardin Akrebi) from Silopi, Şırnak - 14.04.2011.


Scorpions in the genus Hottentotta have three distinct keels on the dorsal side of the body (mesosoma). This species is quite large (up to 70 mm) and has a dull yellow color, with the two terminal segments of the tail with darker coloration (brown).

Little is known about the venom potency of this species, and information is lacking in the medical literature. One source says that this species is less feared by the local peoples than A. crassicauda and H. leprurus. Sting is probably painful.

Distribution: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, SE Turkey.

References: 1. Wikipedia, 2. Hottentota.


Author Bayram GÖÇMEN
Created on Thursday 14 April 2011
Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2011
Tags Şırnak, TURKEY / TÜRKİYE
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