medically significant "Indian red scorpion"

musihuto

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I was idly reading through wikipedia's entry on antivenins, and it seems there is one developed in India:
"Anti-Scorpion Venom Serum I.P.(AScVS): Indian red scorpion, India"
I had no idea medically significant scorpions existed in india,
does anyone have any idea what the genus/species might be?

thanks! :D
- munis
 

quiz

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I was idly reading through wikipedia's entry on antivenins, and it seems there is one developed in India:
"Anti-Scorpion Venom Serum I.P.(AScVS): Indian red scorpion, India"
I had no idea medically significant scorpions existed in india,
does anyone have any idea what the genus/species might be?

thanks! :D
- munis
Androctonus :? . Just taking a guess
 

brandontmyers

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i was thinking there was one in India/Pakistan that was considered to be actually the most venemous scorpion in the world, but since they are found in the less populated areas, its not a bad as LQ
 

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The anti-venom you have listed is used for Mesobuthus tamulus. This species kinda fits the "very descriptive" common name of Indian Red Scorpion.

At the same time, I also found another scorpion that I would consider both medically significant and an "Indian Red Scorpion" based on the description I looked at- Androctonus maelfaiti .


And before any one asks, I believe India is closed to animal exports.
 

H. cyaneus

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And there are several other Hottentotta that are from India as well. They all should knock a punch.

Mike
 

Brian S

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The "killer" of India is Mesobuthus tamulus. It will soon be moved to the Hottentotta genus

I just happen to have a few.
 

Michiel

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In most cases of scorpionism (when a serious envenomation with somatical effects occurs we speak of scorpionism) in India, H.tamulus is the culprit.
Read Tikader& Bastawade's book about it, if you want to know more.
 
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