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Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by ScorpionNerd, Sep 26, 2018.
Can anyone help me ID this species please?
That looks similar to centruroides sculpturatus.
That it is not I know for sure I'm leaning g towards some type of androctonus however I think I'm still wrong I only think that as its super aggressive like that speceis but centruroides ot any type it is not gurantees also it wants that chunky when I got it a few weeks ago its eaten a good meal to get that belly.
Tail is incorrect for Androctonus. Do you have any other information on it? Is it living on the ground or on a piece of vertical bark? It almost strikes me as Hottentotta, but I'm not sure on that.
It will hang upside down and spend alot ot time terrestrial and from what I can tell arid mostly unfortunately I have no background on it as it came as a freeby in a shipment and that hobbyist doenst ecen recall adding it they claim so I'm at a total loss all I know is I have 2 they look exa tky the same and both were very slim upon receiving them and their super aggressive.
Here's an additional photo, I have vertical pieces of bark in the habitat and it uses it as well as swells on the bottom hopefully that helps somewhat as it's all I can offer.
@brandontmyers is great at IDing buthids so he may be able to help here. With the extra photos I'm wondering if it could be Mesobuthus.
mesobuthus seems likely, though my forté is new world scorpions.
Is it a relatively slow or relatively fast species when alarmed or excited?
Do we know for a fact that it is not a C. sculpturatus? It certainly holds its tail like one.
Absolutely not any type of centruroides that I do know and it's very fast and aggressive and if possibly in the mesobuthus family then any specific one?
This is a Buthus or Mesobuthus sp. It is almost impossible to say what species without knowing where it is from.
Mesobuthus and Centruroides are in the same family. As is Buthus, Androctonus, and Hottentotta. There are several others in that family not listed in this thread. It's generally not a good idea to buy a scorpion when you don't even know which family it's in...I'm guessing there was no location info for it either?
Looks kinda like a Leiurus quinquestriatus to me