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Amblipigido

Phrynus mexicanus

Description:

The body is depressed and is brown, shows two distinct regions, the prosoma and opisthosoma, which are separated by a narrow waist. The carapace is broad and flattened, shield-shaped, with two plants and three eyes on both sides near the front margin, some species have no eyes. The opisthosoma consists of 12 segments, the genital orifice opens into the second sternite and is covered by a large operculum, under which also leads to the first pair of respiratory organs (filotráqueas), while the second pair is open in the third sternite .

Habitat:

Tropical areas

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8 Comments

Billo-kun
Billo-kun 8 years ago

Amo los amblipigydos :3

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

Wow! It's the first time I see one of this animals and they are impressive. Unexpectedly, they are harmless to humans.

ErikvandenEnde
ErikvandenEnde 9 years ago

I had one as a pet, beautyful creatures!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

That's okay. No problem.

Tavo
Tavo 9 years ago

OH YES, I UNDERSTAND AND WAS CONFUSED FORGIVENESS

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

I'm not sure what you're saying here, but here is a quote from wiki ' Amblypygids are also known as whip spiders and tailless whip scorpions (not to be confused with whip scorpions that belong to the Arachnid order Thelyphonida). The name "amblypygid" means "blunt rump", a reference to a lack of the telson ("tail") carried by related species. '

Tavo
Tavo 9 years ago

THE SCORPION TAIL WHIP UROPYGI IS NOT THE SAME. AMBLYPIGI IS NOT THE TAIL WHIP, BUT ARE VERY SIMILAR.
GREETINGS!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Also known in english as tailless whip scorpion.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/576...

Tavo
Spotted by
Tavo

Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico

Spotted on Nov 27, 2010
Submitted on Aug 8, 2011

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