No common name.
Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania).
Arid/semi-arid grassland/savannah. Moderate humidity.
Don't dig burrows, but use natural space/burrows under
stones and other objects.
No medical data available, but probably moderate
venomous. Should be considered potential dangerous until
otherwise proven. No venom squrting ability.
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:
STING USE IN TWO SPECIES OF PARABUTHUS
Published in Journal of Arachnology in 1993, vol. 21
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This species is a medium sized scorpion. In Kenya it was
found in the same areas (and in the same habitat) as P.
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)