Year 2020, Volume 4 , Issue 1, Pages 22 - 27 2020-06-29

Scorpion Fauna and Scorpionism in Zakho Province of Northern Iraq
Kuzey Irak Zakho İli Akrep Faunası ve Skorpionizmi

Hamid KACHEL [1]


Information regarding scorpion diversity and their envenoming within Iraq in general, and the Northern Iraq in particular, is limited. The number and distribution of scorpion sting cases and some details of the scorpion fauna of Zakho province were reported for the first time in this study. Overall, 2675 scorpion sting cases were reported between 2008 and 2017 consisting of 1362 male victims (51%) and 1313 female (49%). The highest percentage of victims was between 15 and 49 years old and accounted for 59% of the overall incidence. The highest incidence of scorpion sting cases occurred in the summer, particularly in July when 537 cases were reported. In total, 85 scorpions belonging to two families (Scorpionidae and Buthidae) were captured in the present study. Of the collected samples, Scorpio maurus 47 (55%) was the most abundant followed by Hottentotta saulcyi 28 (33%), and Androctonus crassicauda 10 (12%).

Irak genelinde ve Kuzey Irak özelinde akrep çeşitliliği ve akrep zehri ile ilgili bilgiler sınırlıdır. Akrep sokması vakalarının dağılımı ve sayısı ile ilgili bilgiler ayrıca Zakho bölgesi akrep faunası ile ilgili bazı ayrıntılar ilk kez bu çalışmada değerlendirilmiştir. Genel olarak, 2008-2017 yılları arasında kurbanların 1362’si erkek (%51) ve 1313’ü kadın (%49) olmak üzere 2675 akrep sokması vakası bildirilmiştir. Kurbanların en yüksek oranının 15 ile 49 yaşları arasında olduğu ve genel insidansın % 59' unu oluşturduğu tespit edilmiştir. En yüksek akrep sokması vakaları yaz aylarında, özellikle de 537 vakanın rapor edildiği Temmuz ayında meydana gelmiştir. Toplamda, iki aileye (Scorpionidae ve Buthidae) ait 85 akrep tespit edilmiştir. Toplanan örneklerden en çok Scorpio maurus 47 (%55)’a rastlanmış olup, bunu Hottentotta saulcyi 28 (%33) ve Androctonus crassicauda 10 (%12) izlenmiştir.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Biology
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-7231-8267
Author: Hamid KACHEL (Primary Author)
Institution: University of Zakho
Country: Iraq


Supporting Institution General Science Department
Dates

Application Date : March 29, 2020
Acceptance Date : April 20, 2020
Publication Date : June 29, 2020

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APA Kachel, H . (2020). Scorpion Fauna and Scorpionism in Zakho Province of Northern Iraq . Commagene Journal of Biology , 4 (1) , 22-27 . DOI: 10.31594/commagene.710923
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Chicago Kachel, H . "Scorpion Fauna and Scorpionism in Zakho Province of Northern Iraq". Commagene Journal of Biology 4 (2020 ): 22-27
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ISNAD Kachel, Hamid . "Scorpion Fauna and Scorpionism in Zakho Province of Northern Iraq". Commagene Journal of Biology 4 / 1 (June 2020): 22-27 . https://doi.org/10.31594/commagene.710923
AMA Kachel H . Scorpion Fauna and Scorpionism in Zakho Province of Northern Iraq. Comm. J. Biol.. 2020; 4(1): 22-27.
Vancouver Kachel H . Scorpion Fauna and Scorpionism in Zakho Province of Northern Iraq. Commagene Journal of Biology. 2020; 4(1): 22-27.
IEEE H. Kachel , "Scorpion Fauna and Scorpionism in Zakho Province of Northern Iraq", Commagene Journal of Biology, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 22-27, Jun. 2020, doi:10.31594/commagene.710923