copyrightMicrotityus Minimus Scorpion – World’s Smallest Scorpion
Scorpions are mostly considered a deadly species of insects whose venom may kill a person in a few hours. But there is only a small number of such species – only 25 out of 2,000 – that can be deadly for humans. The microtiter minimus is one of those 25 scorpions that have strong venom and they are the smallest species of scorpions.
The size of scorpions in this species is about 11 mm and the species was discovered in 2014 for the first time. The discovery of these tiny creatures was made by researchers during a survey at Greater Antillean Island of Hispaniola which is located in the Dominican Republic.