Androctonus australis (yellow fattail scorpion)
English: Androctonus australis, adult female.
Date 10 September 2009
Androctonus australis (yellow fattail scorpion) is a hardy desert scorpion from North Africa, Somalia, the Middle East, Pakistan and India. Androctonus australis, along with Androctonus amoreuxi and Pandinus imperator, is the most commonly available scorpions found in the exotic animal trade. Androctonus australis has very potent venom and is one of the world's most dangerous scorpions due to its relative toxicity and temperament. It claims several lives each year. Order: Scorpiones, Family: Buthidae, Genus: Androctonus, Species: Androctonus australis (Linnaeus, 1758).