Family: Buthidae, (C.L. Koch, 1837) Genus: Buthacus, (Birula, 1908)
Distribution: - Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.
Natural Habitat: - Sandy and rocky deserts or in semi-arid stepp areas.
Natural climate: - World Climate Index
Size: - 5,2cm-5,5cm.
Pectinal tooth count:
- Male: 27-31.
- Female: 21-25.
- Male adult: 7. instar
- Female adult: 7. instar --> (Reach adulthood in about 1 year)
- Size of litter: Until 24.
Gestation time: 4-5 months.
- Very venomous and aggressive
- Dug under stones, but also places small caves
- Females eat young (i1) immediately in case of disturbance
- Breeding and mating easy to medium.
References: 1. Wikipedia:Buthacus 2. FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS ON THE GENUS BUTHACUS BIRULA, 1908 (SCORPIONES, BUTHIDAE), WITH A DESCRIPTION OF ONE NEW SPECIES AND TWO NEW SUBSPECIES by Wilson R. Lourenço