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Table 1 Distribution of common species of scorpions in Hormozgan province, south Iran

From: Predictive determinants of scorpion stings in a tropical zone of south Iran: use of mixed seasonal autoregressive moving average model

Family Genus Species Size (mm) Iran distribution World distribution
Scorpionidae Scorpio S. maurus 65 Azerbaijan, Bushehr, Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiyari, Isfahan, Fars, Gilan, Hormozgan, Ilam, Khorasan, Khuzestan, Kohgilouyeh Boyer-Ahmad, Kurdestan, Lorestan, Qazvin, Semnan North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia; Asia: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen
Buthidae Odontobuthus O. doriae 50 Found at high elevations of west, southeast, and central parts of Iran Endemic to Iran
Mesobuthus M. eupeus 60 Ardebil, Azerbaijan, Isfahan, Golestan, Hormozgan, Kerman, Khorasan, Markazi, Mazandaran, Semnan, Sistan Baluchistan, Tehran, and Yazd Afghanistan, Armenia, Central Asia, China, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey
Androctonus A. crassicauda 120 Throughout Iran Iran, North Africa, West Asia
Orthochirus O. scrobiculosus 30 Throughout Iran Central Asia, Iraq, Jordan, Iran, south Israel
Hottentotta H. saulcyi 60–100 Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiyari, Hamadan, Hormozgan, Ilam, Kermanshah, Khuzestan, Kohgilouyeh va Boyer-Ahmad, and Lorestan Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey
H. jayakari 65–90 Hormozgan India, Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Compsobuthus C. matthiesseni 30–45 Azerbaijan, Bushehr, Chahar Mahal Bakhtiyari, Fars, Hamadan, Ilam, Kerman, Kermanshah, Khuzestan, Kohgilouyeh Boyer-Ahmad, Kurdestan, Lorestan, Markazi, Qom, Hormozgan Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey
Simonoides S. farzanpayi 30 Hormozgan, Kerman, Sistan Baluchistan Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan
Liochelidae Hemiscorpius H. lepturus 50–75 Isfahan, Fars, Hamadan, Hormozgan, Kohgilouyeh Boyer-Ahmad, Kerman, Khuzestan, Lorestan Iran, Iraq