Subject: Is this a dangerous scorpion?
Location: Eleuthera Bahamas
December 1, 2016 5:40 pm
I would like to know what kind of Scorpion this is. And is is deadly? A friend from Eleuthera Bahamas sent me the picture. I didn’t even know we has scorpions in the Bahamas. I live in the main city which is Nassau Bahamas an I never ever seen one.
Signature: Shirrel Douglas
We believe we have correctly identified your Scorpion as Centruroides guanensis thanks to The Scorpion Files where the range is listed as “USA (Florida), Caribbean (Bahamas, Cuba).” Regarding the sting, The Scorpion Files states: “From Dr. Rolando Teruel’s personal experience: mild venom, sharp painful sting with aftereffects lasting for 1-5 hrs.”