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These scorpions are most active late in the day. It catches prey by using its large pincers and then striking with the stinger on the tip of its tail. Venom is said to be mild.
They usually live near riverbanks and waterholes and hunt their prey at night. They capture a range of animals, including insects, arachnids, mice and lizards using their large pincers.
Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Togo.
Popular scorpion in the pet trade, which has led to such over-collecting in the wild that it is now a CITES-listed animal.
- Despite their gruesome look, the sting of the Emperor Scorpion is mild, causing only localized pain which disappears after a few minutes.
- Like most scorpions, they burrow underground and beneath rocks.
Animalia, Arthropoda , Arachnida, Scorpiones, Scorpionidae, Pandinus, P. imperator
Place of Birth
5–8 years in captivity