Parabuthus pallidus
Pocock, 1895

 
   

Common names:
No common name.

Distribution:
Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania).

Habitat:
Arid/semi-arid grassland/savannah. Moderate humidity. Don't dig burrows, but use natural space/burrows under stones and other objects.

Venom:
No medical data available, but probably moderate venomous. Should be considered potential dangerous until otherwise proven. No venom squrting ability.

Selected litterature:
Probst, P. J. (1973). "A review of the scorpions of east africa with special regards to Kenya and Tanzania." Acta. Tropica 30(4): 312-335.
Rein, J.O. (1993). Sting use in two species of Parabuthus scorpions. J. Aarchnol., 21, pp. 60-63.

On the Internet:
Jan Ove Rein
STING USE IN TWO SPECIES OF PARABUTHUS SCORPIONS.
Published in Journal of Arachnology in 1993, vol. 21 (Pp. 60-63).
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General:
This species is a medium sized scorpion. In Kenya it was found in the same areas (and in the same habitat) as P. leiosoma.

This species is found in some pet collections (at least in Europe). Should not be kept by novice keepers. No current research on the species is known.

Parabuthus pallidus photo by Jay Stotzky (C)


Jan Ove Rein (C) 2017