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Iran South Med J 2003, 6(1): 20-24 Back to browse issues page
Study of scorpion fauna in Abomosa, Great & Small Tonbs and Hengam Islands of the Persian Gulf
Jamil Zargan Mr 1, Siavash Tirgari Mr, Keyghobad Tahernejad Mr, Hashem Lotfi Mr, Alireza Farahmandzad Mr
1- , jazrgan@ihu.ac.ir
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In tropical regions of Iran, scorpion’s envenomation is counted one of the most important medical difficulties. Without information or attention to fauna and activity seasonal in a zone, adopting alike prophylactic or control methods to various species of scorpions, in more cases are unsuccessful. According to the kind of habitat of digging and non-digging scorpions, for scorpions collecting, probable refuges were searched by two methods daily searching and UV lamp at night in various zones of Abomosa , Great & Small Tonbs and Hengam Islands. The Scorpions were transferred to the laboratory and were identified and appointed their sex ratio. In this study, 311 and 134 scorpions were collected from Abumosa and Great Tonb, respectively and all of them were classified as Buthotus jayakari. In our study we could’nt find any scorpion. In Hengam island 155 scorpions were collected, that 134 and 21 scorpions respectively were belong to B. jayakari and Mesobuthus eupeus species. In conclusion B. jayakari and M. eupeus are scorpion fauna in the Persian Gulf Islands.
Keywords: Scorpion, Persian Gulf, B. jayakari, Mesobuthus eupeus
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/01/19 | Accepted: 2009/01/19 | Published: 2009/01/19
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Zargan J, Tirgari S, Tahernejad K, Lotfi H, Farahmandzad A. Study of scorpion fauna in Abomosa, Great & Small Tonbs and Hengam Islands of the Persian Gulf. Iran South Med J. 2003; 6 (1) :20-24
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