Wildlife of Panama
Scorpions are predatory arthropod
animals of the order Scorpiones
within the class Arachnida. They
have eight legs and are easily
recognised by the pair of grasping
pedipalps and the narrow, segmented
tail, often carried in a
characteristic forward curve over
the back, ending with a venomous
stinger. Scorpions range in size
from 9 mm (Typhlochactas mitchelli)
to 20 cm (Hadogenes troglodytes).
All known scorpion species possess
venom and use it primarily to kill
or paralyze their prey so that it
can be eaten. In general, it is
fast-acting, allowing for effective
prey capture. It is also used as a
defense against predators. For more
info on Scorpions please see
page here from Wikipedia.
Some scorpions in Panama can be
deadly so please watch out and stay
away from them, in case of getting
stung by one get medical attention
as soon as possible.
Black Poisonous Scorpion
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