Video — World’s Deadliest Scorpion? — National Geographic

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Video — World’s Deadliest Scorpion? — National Geographic.

Scorpions are gross. This one, the Indian Red scorpion, is 50-90mm of “don’t tick me off”.

Scientific Classification

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Chelicerata
  • Order: Arachnida
  • Family: Scorpiones
  • Genus: Hottentotta
  • Species: H. tamulus

After being stung by this species, symptoms include:

Children are the most frequent victims of this arachnid. The cardiovascular and pulmonary systems are most affected by the venom.

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Sources:

  1. Wikipedia – Indian Red Scorpion
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