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Heterometrus spinifer

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Scorpiones
Genus  Heterometrus
Higher classification  Heterometrus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Scorpionidae
Scientific name  Heterometrus spinifer
Rank  Species

Similar  Heterometrus, Scorpion, Heterometrus longimanus, Pandinus, Emperor scorpion

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Heterometrus spinifer, the Giant Forest Scorpion or Giant Blue Scorpion, is a species of scorpions belonging to the family Scorpionidae.

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Description

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Heterometrus spinifer can reach a length of about 10–12 centimetres (3.9–4.7 in). The body is shiny black with gray-green reflections. The pincers are highly developed. It feeds primarily on insects, mainly cockroaches, crickets and locusts. Its venom can cause very severe pain, disorders of vision and mild numbness in the affected area but it is not lethal for the man. These scorpions are very aggressive, using their large pedipalps to attack, more than their tail.

Distribution and habitat

This species can be found in South East Asia, including Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Generally, these terrestrial scorpions live in moist forests in the dark undergrowth under logs or other debris and they burrow into the ground where it can hide during the day.

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References

Heterometrus spinifer Wikipedia


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