Arabian Fat Tailed Scorpion (Androctonus Crassicauda)

A. crassicauda is a generalist desert species,1 an Old World scorpion.2 Adults can vary in colour from a light brown to reddish to blackish-brown, to black. They can grow to over 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in length.13

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Description

Description
A. crassicauda is a generalist desert species,1 an Old World scorpion.2 Adults can vary in colour from a light brown to reddish to blackish-brown, to black. They can grow to over 10 centimetres (3.9 in) in length.13

Distribution
This species is found mainly in the Palaearctic region. It is commonly found in such countries as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey,4 and in north African nations.561

Habitat
A. crassicauda lives in the ruins of old, neglected structures,1 and was considered a major hazard for troops during the whole Persian Gulf conflict, throughout the area of the war.3

Antivenom
Antivenom produced by this species has been used in Turkey to treat all scorpion stings since 1942.2