Mating behavior and structural aspects of spermatophore of two Indian scorpion species of the genus Heterometrus (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae)


  • Central Zone Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Jabalpur - 482002, Madhya Pradesh
  • P&T Colony, Kali Bari Marg, New Delhi - 110001



Holosolenos, India, Morphology, Scorpion, Taxonomy.


The spermatophores of Heterometrus swammerdami Simon, 1872 and H. bengalensis (Koch, 1841) were studied based on the samples collected from the captive population and were compared with that of H. phipsoni and H. mysorensis as per the information provided in the literature. In India, studies on spermatophore of scorpions are still at a preliminary stage. Basic morphometric information on the spermatophore of these species is provided for a better understanding of the natural and sexual selection among Indian scorpion fauna for future studies.


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Mohapatra, P. P., & Pandey, P. (2021). Mating behavior and structural aspects of spermatophore of two Indian scorpion species of the genus <I>Heterometrus</I> (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae). Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(4), 455–460.





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