Asian Forest Scorpion

Distribution:

Asia

 

Description: 

Scorpions have pincers, eight legs and a long tail with a stinger at the tip. Males have broader pincers and longer tails than females. They have two eyes in the centre of their head and two to five along the margin on each side.

Feeding and habits:

All scorpions are carnivorous, preying on other invertebrates. They immobilise their prey with powerful pincers before delivering neurotoxic venom with their stinger.

Although venomous, this species would only pose a danger to young children, the elderly or people that suffer heart conditions. Anaphylactic shock is also a serious condition caused by an allergic reaction to its venom.

Wild Status:

Least Concern

Scientific Name:

Heterometrus spinifer

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