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Scorpions

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Scorpions have eight legs and a pair of front appendages called pedipalps. These pedipalps have claws for catching their prey. Scorpions have long tails with a telson at the end, a stinger that serves as an organ of defence.

On their bellies, scorpions have comb-like appendages that are used as sensory organs. They can have up to 12 eyes, but their eyes are not very well developed.

Depending on species, they range in length from one to 20 cm.

Hadrurus arizonensis

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These scorpions are about 14 cm long. The upper side of their bodies is yellowish-brown, while the tail, legs, head and pincers are yellow. The tip of the tail is called a telson, and bears the venom sac and stinger.

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