A review study on Hottentotta Birula, 1908, (Scorpionida:Buthidae) species collected from Iran



Hottentotta is one of the most widely distributed genera of the family Buthidae, with species present throughout Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and in Asia to Pakistan and India. Recently, Kovarik (2007) revised genus of Hottentotta in the world and reported 29 different species-group name in the genus of Hottentotta. Hottentotta is one of the six medical important scorpions of Iran that distributed in almost all parts of country. So, in this article morphological and morphometrical characters of six species of Hottentotta for better distinguishing have been described.