Types Of Scorpions Which Are Well Known


Scorpions are the members of joint legged invertebrate animals. And they are closely related to ticks, mites, and spiders. They are commonly found in desserts but are also seen in forests. Scorpions are also known as history’s great survivors because their ancestors are from way back to hundreds of millions of years. There are different types of scorpions which live in different parts of the world.  Let’s learn more about these species. Here we look at some types of scorpions which are well known.

The Dangerous Types Of Scorpions

Types Of Scorpions Which Are Well Known
Types Of Scorpions Which Are Well Known

Indian Red Scorpion

Every scorpion has two names, one common local name and the other one is a scientific name. The scientific name for Indian red scorpion is “Hottentotta Tumulus.” These species are most prominent in India, Sri Lanka, eastern lowlands of Nepal and Pakistan. The Indian red spiders are the most poisonous scorpions in the world. They are small scorpions but with a powerful colossal punch. If a person is stung by them, they will typically first experience nausea, then heart problems and then the skin starts getting discolor. When the case is severe, the victim might suffer from pulmonary edema.

DeathStalker Scorpion

The scientific name for this dangerous scorpion is “Leiurus Quinquestriatus.” The deathstalker scorpion has highly toxic venom, just like their name. If this scorpion attacks a person, they will never forget the unbearable pain it gives. If these scorpions sting you, you can experience an increase in your heartbeat. And apart from this, your blood pressure can also increase. They are not suitable to be kept at home. And the reason is these scorpions are very aggressive and become very fidgety when they are confined or kept in a box. It’s challenging to recognize deathstalker scorpions because they tend to change their appearance according to the place they live. They also resemble a toy.

Some Other Species

Types Of Scorpions Which Are Well Known
Types Of Scorpions Which Are Well Known

Arabian Fat-Tailed Scorpion

Androctonus Crassiauda is the scientific name for Arabian fat-tailed scorpion.  These species mostly are prominent in the Palearctic region. You can see them in Kuwait, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and in North African nations. These scorpions can give competition to the deathstalker scorpions as they both are equally dangerous. Like other scorpions, these stings do not kill the victims and are curable if the victim gets a proper first aid.

Androctonus Australis

Yellow fat-tailed scorpion is another name for Dendroctonus Australis, and they are most prominent in the North and West America. They are reasonable size scorpions who can grow up to ten centimeters. They got their name because of their fat tail. The name comes from the Greek language, and it means man-killer. If a victim gets stung by them, no one can save the victims from death.

Emperor scorpion

The universe recommends that these scorpions are the best to keep as a pet. Though they are pet types but always be careful and very smart when it comes to handling these species. Always keep them in a spacious place and leave them free because they get aggressive very soon especially when they feel suffocated.

Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter