List of Scorpions of Egypt - February 2014

Updated List of Scorpions of Egypt - February 2014   pdf

Family Buthidae
Androctonus amoreuxi (Audouin, 1825)
Salloum, Edco, Baltim, Siwa, Bahariya Oasis, Owainat, Cairo, Helwan, Saqqarah, Kafr Ammar (center-Ayat, Giza), El-Fayoum and Tamia, Wadi El Rayan, Amarna and Sheikh Fadl (al-Minya), Aswan, Wadi Halfa, Ismailia and Nefisha, Suez, east of the Suez Canal from Kantara till Abu Rudeis (Sinai), and Wadi El-De'ieb (South East Egypt)

Androctonus australis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Salloum, Marsa Matrouh, El-Omayed protectorate, Wadi El-Natron, Cairo, Mount El-Anqabiah? (South Cairo-Suez road), Giza, Sinai

Androctonus bicolor Ehrenberg, 1828
Marsa Matruh, E-Hammam, Alexandria, Kafr Jamous (near Cairo), Cairo, Zaranik protectorate (west of El Arish)

Androctonus crassicauda (Olivier, 1807)
Wadi Feiran (South Sinai)

Androctonus tenuissimus Teruel, Kovařík & Turiel, 2013
Marsa Matruh, Ad Daba'ah

Buthacus arenicola (Simon, 1885)   (??)
Alexandria, Suez Canal region, Sinai

Buthacus leptochelys (Ehrenberg, 1829)
Alexandria, Mariout, El-Omayed protectorate, Rashid, Port Said, Suez, Cairo until Luxor, Giza, Fayoum, Wadi El Rayan, El-Kharga oasis, Siwa, Sinai, Zaranik protectorate (west of El-Arish), Abu Ramad (South East Egypt)

Buthus adrianae Rossi, 2013
El-Hammam, about 70 km south-west of Alexandria

Buthus egyptiensis Lourenço, 2012
SW of Siwa

Buthus intumescens (Ehrenberg, 1829)
Upper Egypt ?

Buthus israelis (Shulov & Amitai, 1959)
South Sinai

Buthus occitanus (Amoreux, 1789)   ???
Alexandria, Marsa Matrouh, Cairo, Kafr Ammar (center-Ayat, Giza), Sinai, Shalateen, Abu Ramad and Bir Frokit (South East Egypt)

Buthus orientalis Lourenço & Simon, 2012
Alexandria

Compsobuthus acutecarinatus (Simon, 1882)  (??) [maybe misidentification of C. werneri]
Salloum, Siwa, Helwan, Giza, Kafr Ammar (center-Ayat, Giza), Assiut till Wadi Halfa, Sinai

Compsobuthus egyptiensis Lourenço, Sun & Zhu, 2009
Siwa

Compsobuthus kabateki Kovařík, 2003
Luxor

Compsobuthus werneri (Birula, 1908)
Gezirat El-Haggar (near El-Shohada, Menoufiya), St. Catherine, Wadi Feiran and Nabq (South Sinai), Wadi Halfa, Shalateen, Wadi Akao and Wadi Serimtai (south-east Egypt)

Compsobuthus werneri longipalpis Levy, Amitai & Shulov, 1973   (??)
Sinai

Egyptobuthus vaissadei Lourenço, 1999
Sinai

Hottentotta hottentotta (Fabricius, 1787)    (??)

Hottentotta minax (L. Koch, 1875)
Upper Egypt (?)                  [?? Sudan]

Hottentotta scaber (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1828)   (??)

Hottentotta trilineata (Peters, 1862)    (??)

Isometrus maculatus (De Geer, 1778)    (??)
Alexandria?, Port Said

Leiurus quinquestriatus (Ehrenberg, 1828)
Marsa Matrouh, Omayed protectorate, Siwa, Oasis Kharga, Nekheila, oasis Dakhla, Western Desert, Cairo, Giza, Abu Sir, Fayoum, El-Gharak, Tamia and Karun lake, Amarna, Gerga, Beliana, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, Wadi Halfa, Suez, Ras Gharib, Mount Gharamoul, Hurghada , springs of Moses, Mount Maghara, St. Catherine and Wadi Feiran, the island Sanafir and protectorates of Ras Mohammed, Nabq and Abu Galoum (South Sinai), Shalateen, Wadi Akao and Wadi Serimtai (south-east Egypt)

Microbuthus flavorufus Lourenço & Duhem, 2007
Zafarana south of Suez

Orthochirus aristidis (Simon, 1882)
Luxor, Aswan, Nubia, Wadi Halfa, Shalateen and Wadi Serimtai (south-east Egypt)?

Orthochirus innesi Simon, 1910
Mokattam and Wadi Degla (near Cairo), Omayed protectorate, Siwa

Orthochirus scrobiculosus (Grube, 1873)
Nabq protectorate (South Sinai)

Parabuthus hunteri Pocock, 1895
Kafr Ammar (center-Ayat, Giza)

Parabuthus leiosoma (Ehrenberg, 1828)
Shalateen and Abu Ramad (south-east Egypt)

Family Diplocentridae
Nebo hierichonticus (Simon, 1872)
St. Catherine, Wadi Feiran (South Sinai), Jebel Ataka (near Suez), Mokattam (near Cairo)

Family Hemiscorpiidae
Hemiscorpius egyptiensis Lourenço, 2011
Nubia (Upper Egypt), near to the Nile, ?Philae near to Aswan

Family Scorpionidae
Scorpio maurus Linnaeus, 1758
St. Catherine, Wadi Feiran (South Sinai)
                
Scorpio maurus palmatus (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1828)
Alexandria, Cairo, Fayoum, Wadi El-Natron, South Sinai

Family Euscorpiidae
Euscorpius sicanus (C.L. Koch, 1837)
Alexandria

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List
Family Buthidae
Androctonus amoreuxi (Audouin, 1825)
Androctonus australis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Androctonus bicolor Ehrenberg, 1828
Androctonus crassicauda (Olivier, 1807)
Androctonus tenuissimus Teruel, Kovařík & Turiel, 2013
Buthacus arenicola (Simon, 1885)   (??)
Buthacus leptochelys (Ehrenberg, 1829)
Buthus adrianae Rossi, 2013
Buthus egyptiensis Lourenço, 2012
Buthus intumescens (Ehrenberg, 1829)
Buthus israelis (Shulov & Amitai, 1959)
Buthus occitanus (Amoreux, 1789)   ???
Buthus orientalis Lourenço & Simon, 2012
Compsobuthus acutecarinatus (Simon, 1882)  (??) [maybe misidentification of C. werneri]
Compsobuthus egyptiensis Lourenço, Sun & Zhu, 2009
Compsobuthus kabateki Kovařík, 2003
Compsobuthus werneri (Birula, 1908)
Compsobuthus werneri longipalpis Levy, Amitai & Shulov, 1973   (??)
Egyptobuthus vaissadei Lourenço, 1999
Hottentotta hottentotta (Fabricius, 1787)    (??)
Hottentotta minax (L. Koch, 1875)
Hottentotta scaber (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1828)   (??)
Hottentotta trilineata (Peters, 1862)    (??)
Isometrus maculatus (De Geer, 1778)    (??)
Leiurus quinquestriatus (Ehrenberg, 1828)
Microbuthus flavorufus Lourenço & Duhem, 2007
Orthochirus aristidis (Simon, 1882)
Orthochirus innesi Simon, 1910
Orthochirus scrobiculosus (Grube, 1873)
Parabuthus hunteri Pocock, 1895
Parabuthus leiosoma (Ehrenberg, 1828)

Family Diplocentridae
Nebo hierichonticus (Simon, 1872)

Family Hemiscorpiidae
Hemiscorpius egyptiensis Lourenço, 2011

Family Scorpionidae
Scorpio maurus Linnaeus, 1758
Scorpio maurus palmatus (Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1828)

Family Euscorpiidae
Euscorpius sicanus (C.L. Koch, 1837)
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5 Families, 15 genera, 35 species [some species may be misidentified!]

Family Buthidae: Androctonus 5 spp., Buthacus 2 spp., Buthus 6 spp.,
Compsobuthus 5 spp., Egyptobuthus 1 sp., Hottentotta 4 spp., Isometrus 1 sp.,
Leiurus 1 sp., Microbuthus 1 sp., Orthochirus 3 spp., Parabuthus 2 spp.
   [11 genera, 31 species]
Family Diplocentridae: Nebo 1 sp.
Family Hemiscorpiidae: Hemiscorpius 1 sp.
Family Scorpionidae: Scorpio 1 sp. (1 ssp.)
Family Euscorpiidae: Euscorpius 1 sp.
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3 comments:

  1. very useful i benefited a lot in identifying my scorpion :)

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    1. Thanks. I am glad that it is useful. Good luck with scorpions.

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  2. but i have some questions if you dont bother
    about the orthochirus innesi

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