Flinders Ranges Scorpion (Urodacus elongatus)
The Flinders Ranges Scorpion is a large species of scorpion found across the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. This species typically grows to an adult size of 100mm body length, making it the largest species of scorpion found in Australia. In the wild, this species is a scrape dweller, living amongst debris such as rocks and leaf litter. This species is relatively docile and can be handled, although this is never recommended and should be avoided.
- Mildly venomous, can inflict a painful sting
- Feeds on live insects, crickets are recommended
- Requires partially moist substrate to dwell in
- Cannot climb smooth surfaces
- Listed sizes are approximate