ID#: 21019
This image depicted an anterior-oblique view of a West African emperor scorpion, Pandinus imperator. With its tail raised in a striking position, its presence is quite impressive, especially given the fact that it’s one of the world’s largest scorpions, measuring an average 7.9 inches, and weighing 30 grams. The tail of Emperor Scorpion ends in a bulbous enlargement, which contains this arachnid’s venom gland. Most individuals who are stung, experience little to no reaction, though those who are allergic to the venom, can experience varying degrees of allergenicity.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Kay DeWitt
Creation Date: 1965
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CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.