African Flat Rock Scorpion Facts

Wild Locality

Southern Africa

Lifestyle

Terrestrial (ground-dwelling)

Diet

Insects, & Other Arachnids (insectivore)

Habitat

Dry Rocky Areas & Scrubland

Adult Size

~ 5-8” & up to ~ 30g

Activity

Nocturnal (mostly active at night)

Conservation Status

Not Listed

Life Expectancy

~ 15-25 years in the care of humans (less in the wild)

Threats

Habitat Loss, & Importation

FUN FACTS

African Flat Rock Scorpions are one of the largest scorpion species on the planet! Their large claws are their primary tool for taking down prey, & also their main defense. Though they do have stingers with venom, their venom potency is very mild. Scorpions with larger claws & small tails typically have very mild venom, whereas scorpions with small claws & fatter tails usually have venom that is much more potent. This is a general rule when it comes to scorpions found throughout the world.

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