Fattail scorpion

genus of arachnids

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.

Fattail scorpion
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Arabian fat-tailed scorpion, Androctonus crassicauda.
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Androctonus

Ehrenberg, 1828
Diversity
About 18 species

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

Geographic rangeEdit

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.