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Alien scorpions in the Municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil - evidence of successful establishment of Tityus stigmurus (Thorell, 1876) and first records of Broteochactas parvulus Pocock, 1897, and Jaguajir rochae (Borelli, 1910)

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Author(s):
Bertani, Rogerio [1] ; Bonini, Rosiani Kakiuti [2] ; Toda, Marisa Mayimi [2] ; Isa, Leandra Sayuri [3] ; Alvarez Figueiredo, Julia Vono [3] ; dos Santos, Miyuki Roberta [4] ; Ferraz, Sergio Cominato [3]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Ecol & Evolucao, Av Vital Brazil 1500, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Ctr Controle Zoonoses Sao Paulo, Subgerencia Prevencao Monitoramento & Controle Fa, Rua Santa Eulalia 86, BR-02031020 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Ctr Controle Zoonoses Sao Paulo, Lab Identificacao & Pesquisa Fauna Sinantrop, Rua Santa Eulalia 86, BR-02031020 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Supervisao Vigilancia Saude Penha, Rua Candapui 492, BR-03621000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: BIOINVASIONS RECORDS; v. 7, n. 1, p. 89-94, MAR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

We report the successful introduction and invasion of the scorpion species, Tityus stigmurus (Thorell, 1876), in Sao Paulo municipality, Brazil, more than 1,000 km from its southern-most record. The species has considerable impacts on human health, because of its venomous sting. The first specimen appeared in 2012, and by the end of 2015, three populations were identified, with 86 records so far. They were probably introduced via the fruit trade. Two other alien scorpion species were recorded in Sao Paulo, including a single specimen of Broteochactas parvulus Pocock, 1897, and two specimens of Jaguajir rochae (Borelli, 1910). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/19976-3 - The family Barychelidae in the Neotropical Region (Araneae, Mygalomorphae)
Grantee:Rogerio Bertani
Support type: Regular Research Grants