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Southern Scorpion / Wood Scorpion

Cercophonius squama

Description:

A red/brown scorpion measuring up to 45mm length, the specimen photographed is around the maximum known size.

Habitat:

Inhabits southern states of Australia and is the only species of scorpion found in Tasmania. As the name suggests, it can be found living amongst decaying wood.

Notes:

Encountered this scorpion whilst digging in loose clay.

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Mr.Swift
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Mr.Swift

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Nov 3, 2012
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012

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