Scorpion from the Bahamas

Subject: Scorpio
Location: Long island bahamas
September 10, 2016 4:36 pm
What is this and are they poisonous
Signature: shazad ferguson

Scorpion:  Centruroides guanensis
Scorpion: Centruroides guanensis

Dear Shazad,
We believe we have identified your Scorpion as
Centruroides guanensis thanks to the Scorpion Files site where it states that the distribution is:  “USA (Florida), Caribbean (Bahamas, Cuba).”  Regarding the sting, the site states:  “No available data. From Dr. Rolando Teruel’s personal experience: mild venom, sharp painful sting with aftereffects lasting for 1-5 hrs.”  According to Caribbean Medical News:  “people do not usually die from scorpion stings” but there is information regarding the death of a two year old child.

1 thought on “Scorpion from the Bahamas”

  1. As a Scorpio who was once stung by a scorpion, I recommend relocation and avoidance whichever involves the least contact. Depending on the size, type (colour?) you can experience significant discomfort, swelling and possible ulceration of the site. Another reason to enjoy/respect anoles, and other critters that eat scorpions. Just my opinion.


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