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Old 02-10-2008, 09:44 PM
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Default Anyone know what species of scorp this is?

Found in majorca (mallorca) on my hols. Was a cute little thing, so grabbed some photos. Found a bigger one too (this is 1-2cm), but didn't have my cam.







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Old 02-10-2008, 11:32 PM
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I would say

Euscorpius balearicus Caporiacco, 1950
This species belongs to the "E. carpathicus species complex", and was previously recognized as a subspecies of E. carpathicus. E. balearicus is distributed on the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Cabrera, Ibiza & Formentera) in the Mediterranean sea, where it can be found under stones etc.

E. balearicus is small to medium sized (30 - 37 mm). Coloration is light brownish (actually some orange overtones in some specimens) with little contrasting patterns. Metasoma reduced proportionally, and unusual large pedipalps (compared to other populations of E. carpathicus). As a rule of thumb: All Euscorpius from the Balearic Islands are E. balearicus.



These are not my words, thanks goes to the scorpion files. I just recognised it.
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Euscorpius balearicus Caporiacco, 1950
Excellent, thanks! According to google "The poison of Euscorpius species is generally very weak, with effects similar to a mosquito bite." (surely its venom, as its injected, not ingested?). Thats good... I had to pick it up to move it onto a rock to take pics
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cool looking scorp
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that is not a euscorpius...its a hadogenes of some kind (flat rock scorp)
but defo not a euscorpius...
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that is not a euscorpius...its a hadogenes of some kind (flat rock scorp)
but defo not a euscorpius...
I keep flat rock scorps... it looks nothing like the ones I have. And looks identical to the species renton suggested. Are there any hadogenes's native to Europe?
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