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Sonoran Desert Scorpions
Centruroides exilicauda (Bark scorpion)



 Centruroides exilicauda

 Centruroides exilicauda

(Bark scorpion)
Habitat: Arizona Upland Desert and widespread
Food Habits: insectivorous
Active Period: nocturnal
Size: small
Number of Legs: 8
Leg Characteristics: legs attached to cephalothorax
climbs on rocks and trees,often found in houses,may be found in large groups
dangerous, sting may be life-threatening

Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Arachnida
Order Scorpiones
Genus Centruroides
species exilicauda
variety Scorpion


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