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Southern Scorpion / Wood Scorpion

Cercophonius squama


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


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.


Encountered this scorpion whilst digging in loose clay.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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

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