Indian Red Scorpion
His friends known him as Hottentotta tamulus. You can call him Indian Red Scorpion, the Toxic Terror! This Arthropoda, which can grow up to 3.5” or 90 mm, can be found skittering about the lands of India, eastern Pakistan, the lowlands of Nepal, and, rarely, in Sri Lanka, terrorizing anyone that crosses its path with a dangerous, bulbous stinger. One sting from the Indian Red Scorpion can lead to a plethora of uncomfortable symptoms, including vomiting, cyanosis, shortness of breath, cardia dysrhythmia, shock, hypertension, priapism, loss of consciousness, and death. In clinical studies, the mortality rate of envenomation has been reported anywhere between 8 and 40%.