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Scorpion ID??

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Scorpmatt, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Scorpmatt

    Scorpmatt Arachnopeon

    Hi Im Matt from Mexico this scorpion is from Yucatan Merida

    The picture was taken by a friend of my.

    Is a dangerous species??

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  2. blazetown

    blazetown Arachnodemon

    I don't know that much about scorps. All I know is that pointy pincers usually means they have more potent venom.
  3. Redneck

    Redneck Arachnoprince

    My Guess

    I am not 100% for sure but it looks like it might be a Centruroides gracilis.. thats just IMO.. I could be wrong
  4. Possibly Tityus sp.
  5. Nomadinexile

    Nomadinexile Arachnoking

    I can't I.D. this scorpion for you. However, there are plenty of scorpions in mexico that pack a punch. Assume it's highly toxic until you find out FOR SURE otherwise. If you can't get it I.D.'d on here, you can probably get an I.D. at a local university. If not local, I am sure someone at UNAM in Mexico City could! (I think UNAM is the big mexico city University, if I am incorrect, go to the largest MX University)

    *If you give it a few more days on here, you could very well get an I.D. There are a lot of "experts" that aren't on here everyday but could very well be soon.

    Good luck! Nice looking specimen!
  6. Koh_

    Koh_ Arachnoangel Old Timer

    im not an expert but i vote for Centruroides sp.
    and i dont think it's tityus as they don't live in mexico as far as i know.
    but telling you again , im not an expert..lol
  7. calum

    calum Arachnoprince

    I think it might be C.gracillis or a Tityus sp. (I think there may be a few species in mexico, not sure though)
  8. BrettG

    BrettG Arachnoprince

    All I know is that I want one....
  9. Nomadinexile

    Nomadinexile Arachnoking

  10. AzJohn

    AzJohn Arachnoking Old Timer

    Get C Gracilis. They look very similar. In fact they might be the same. Plus they are very common. I've sold well over 100 this year.

  11. Koh_

    Koh_ Arachnoangel Old Timer

    anyone can ID what that is exactly?
    i'd like to know ..im just curious lol
  12. Scorpmatt

    Scorpmatt Arachnopeon


    Yes You are tottaly correct the UNAM is biggest University in Mexico.
    This scorp likely a Centruroides....... Mexico has a lot of this type of scorp.

    thanks to everyone for the contributions
  13. Looks like a Centruoides to me as well. :?
  14. pandinus

    pandinus Arachnoking Old Timer

    Its a Centruroides gracilis, there are no tityus spp. in the Yucatan, and while i'm not 100% positive, i'm pretty sure that gracilis is the only Centruroides found on the peninsula.

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