Australian scorpion ID

dragonblade71

Arachnobaron
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Captured some footage of a large scorpion in the wild on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. It's some kind of Urodacus but I'm trying to identify the species. Some people reckon it's manicatus but surely, it's too large for that. I have kept two manicatus myself and they were both considerably smaller. And other manicatus from the same location are also much smaller as well.


 

Ftang5

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looks too light to be a manicatus, especially the kangaroo island manicatus which is far darker than the Victorian one. possibilities include armatus and nova. or potentially a new species all together as there hasn't been as much Australian arachnid filed work as there should be.
 

dragonblade71

Arachnobaron
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Good point about the lighter colour. Yea I notice that Manicatus from the same location tend to be darker (sometimes almost black.) It would be great if it was a new species.
 

Dabugboi

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there are probably over 100 undescribed species of scorpion in Australia, probably a new species. as said above, basically no-one works on scorpions anymore.
 
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