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Wood Scorpion

Cercophonius squama


A scorpion native to southeastern Australia. It is typically around 25–40 mm long. Its colour consists of different shades of brown.


Dry sclerophyll bushland. Usually found under pieces of wood.


I've never seen one bigger than an inch (25cm) in length

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lori.tas 12 years ago

It's easy to identify this scorpion here Martin, as it's the only one in Tasmania.

MartinL 12 years ago

Yes, that's the same one as mine. I think ours are a bit darker. They are always so fat.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

So tiny so interesting.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

This is also found under the bark of eucalyptus trees.

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Aug 27, 2007
Submitted on Jun 7, 2011

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