Fattail scorpion

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Fattail scorpions
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Arabian fat-tailed scorpion, Androctonus crassicauda.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Buthidae
Genus: Androctonus
Ehrenberg, 1828
Diversity
About 18 species

Fattail scorpion (or fat-tailed scorpion) is the main name given to scorpions from the genus Androctonus. Androctonus is one of the most dangerous groups of scorpion species in the world. They live in the semi-arid and arid regions of Africa and the Middle East. They are a moderate-sized scorpion. They have lengths of near 4 inches.

Stings from the Androctonus species are known to cause several human deaths each year.

Geographic range[change | change source]

The fat-tailed scorpion is seen widely in Armenia, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Many countries nearby also see the fat-tailed scorpion.