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Family - Euscorpiidae


Euscorpiidae is widespread in central and southern Europe, and also found in Africa (Mediterranean coast), North America (Mexico), Central America (Guatemala), South America (Brazil, Peru, Venezuela), Asia (west, central, south, and southeast). One species has become established in some parts of southern England. The forefathers of these scorpions probably came with merchandise to the harbors, and have succeeded in surviving in sheltered places.


Some species of this family have been reported in captivity, especially members of the genus Euscorpius. Some members of the genus Scorpiops have been reported to occur in captivity, but many of these might be misidentified members of the scorpionid genus Heterometrus.

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