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Rock scorpion

Urodacus manicatus

Description:

Small black scorpion with large nippers.

Habitat:

under rocks

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11 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Thanks MacChristiansen. We find these commonly but more common are these smaller ones http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/787...

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Nice Pic Martin

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

Thanks Frank and Seema

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

great shot

Frank Weaver
Frank Weaver 10 years ago

Amazing photo! They do look mean, don't they?

MartinL
MartinL 10 years ago

The rock scorpion is about 4cm long but can get a bit larger. The local wood scorpion is locally common in the bush http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/787...
and the brown one is the marbled scorpion and found on sandy soils such as on the peninsula. These two are tiny.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Excellent pic. What size was it?
I haven't seen such dark ones in Vic yet just tiny pale sandy colours.

MartinL
MartinL 10 years ago

Australia has zero recorded fatalities by scorpion sting. Compare that with Mexico or Egypt!

they are such AMAZING creatures, much friendlier than the Scorpions I am used to.

MartinL
MartinL 10 years ago

Too many phobias Carol.
We don't have dangerous scorpions in Australia, in spite of their reputation. This has large nippers which implies low venom. Still painful.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Oh my! I'm scared! GREAT PHOTO!

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 1, 2011
Submitted on Nov 22, 2011

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