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Black fattail scorpion

Androctonus bicolor


This scorpion is known as the Fat Tailed Scorpion, due to its powerful cauda. 8-9 cm. The adult of this species is dark brown to black, with end of the legs and fingers paler. Pectines of the female with 19 to 24 teeth, male's ones with 23 to 29 teeth.


Ehrenberg, 1828 - Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon


The genus Androctonus ranks among the most dangerous scorpions of the world, their venom is very toxic and the accidents are not rare in their countries of origin.

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San Juan, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 27, 2011
Submitted on Nov 27, 2011

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