5 Most Poisonous Scorpions of the World

Fat Tailed Scorpions


Also known as fat tailed,Androctonus Scorpion is the most dangerous scorpion specie found in the world. Just 4 inches in length, this beast can kill human beings in minutes.Androctonus mostly lives under rocks and other shelter. They avoid coastal areas or anywhere that is high humidity. Some individuals may burrow from time to time. Unfortunately, their hiding places are often located near humans. Androctonus is widespread in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Togo, Israel, India, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Bahrain and Pakistan.

DeathStalker Scorpion


Commonly known as DeathStalker, this specie is second most dangerous in our list. The deathstalker is regarded as a highly dangerous species because its venom is most powerful and most painful and can kill children and elderly people.can be found in desert and scrubland habitats ranging from North Africa through to the Middle East. Countries where it lives include Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Iran,Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,and Yemen.

Gormar Scorpion


The gormar scorpion ranges from 4 to 5 inches in length and weighs several ounces. It is solid black with an exceptionally thick exoskeleton and black legs with a slightly reddish tinge The gormar scorpion has a large tail and a particularly large stinger. Its ability to kill anyone in 10 minutes is the reason we have Gomar third in our list.Gormar scorpions live only in Venezuela. They make their homes in the jungles and tropical rain forests of the country.A single Gomar sting can kill an average-sized man in a few minutes. There is no anti-venom, so a person who has been stung must be treated with vasodilators and analgesics.

Red Claw Scorpion


The Red Claw Scorpion has commonly been called the Tanzanian Red Claw. Its scientific name is Pandinus Cavimanus. The sting of a Red Claw Scorpion has been compared to the sting of a bee.Children who get stung by them can get badly hurt, and can even die as a result of an allergic reaction.They are found living within humid rainforests of Tanzanian, Africa. They like to hide and may be found living under rocks, fallen logs or in shallow burrows.

Emperor Scorpion


The emperor scorpion is native to Africa. It is one of the largest scorpions in the world and lives for 5–8 years.It has a large, shiny black body and bumpy pincers. Its venom is mild and the scorpion as a whole is not very aggressive.The emperor scorpion is an African rainforest species. It is found in a number of African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Togo, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria.



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23 Responses

  1. Asdf says:

    this is completely wrong.  Idiotic article. The emperor scorpion is the LEAST venomous.

  2. NeoDra says:

    no one i liked….

  3. Ysang621 says:

    Yellow one is Death stalker and Picture which you said it's death stalker is Emperor scorpion.

  4. Jokubassmith says:

    Oh its so dangerous for the Human Kinds to live.

  5. Misicra89 says:

    the emperor scorpion is the least venomous, i have a pet one and it has stung me, it hurts like a bitch but i didnt die, not only that the yellow one is the death stalker, get your shit right dumbass

  6. Guest says:

    read the article again..it says  “Its venom is mild and the scorpion as a whole is not very aggressive.”

  7. Guest says:

    read the article again it says 
    Its venom is mild and the scorpion as a whole is not very aggressive.
    open ur eyes before pointing fingers

  8. Venusianevolution says:

     the yellow one is the blonde giant desert hairy scorpion from AZ and CA, Hadrurus arizonensis pallidus. The whole article is absolute garbage, the pictures are almost all wrong and the scorpions listed are not the top 5 deadly scorpions, and the “Gormar” scorpion doesn't even exist as far as I know?

  9. Venusianevolution says:

     read the title: 5 most poisonous scorpions of the world.  why is the emp on this list at all?

  10. Guest says:

     the yellow one is not even the death stalker, its hadrurus arizonensis pallidus from the US.  the whole article is BS

  11. Guest says:

     then why is it on a list of the worlds 5 most deadly scorpions?

  12. Julie says:

    A perfect example of “don't believe everything on the internet” This article is full of WRONG INFORMATION AND IMAGES!!! The supposed “Emperor” is obviously an instar stage of some species,MAYBE the Imperator…….

  13. Lioth says:

    Delete this article. First of all, yes, the Androctonus Bicolor is one of the most deadly scorpions in the world, and the Deathstalker too. But what you put to the image there is an Emperor Scorpion and I've seen that picture a lot of times. *Gormar Scorpions.. I doubt they even exist. *Red Claw Scorpions, like other scorpions have poision- but are not deadly. Emperor Scorpions have very mild venom, their sting is equivalent to a bee sting and they're not capable of killing us.

  14. This article sucks says:

    This article is absolutely sad and pathetic.

  15. AskTaimoor says:

    using the wrong images..deathstalker is yellow (no image here) and emperor scorpion is black one

  16. Owen G says:


  17. YoshinoTheHermit says:

    some people just want to destroy the hobby

  18. Herman Munster says:

    There are no poisonous scorpions anywhere so the author right from the heading demonstrates that he knows nothing on the topic. There are venomous scorpions. The pictures don't match the identified species at all and the list is inaccurate.

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  21. Adam Cozzie says:

    This article is all messed up. Don't listen to it at all.

  22. Guest says:

    totally wrong, do yourself a favor, forget everything you read is this article.

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