• Photo taken Locality: Tunisia, Ickeul
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Fat tailed scorpion
Desert ecosystem

Photo of the scorpion Androctonus australis, which is one of the most dangerous scorpions in the world. Its venom is equivalent to the venom of a black mamba snake. It is a medium sized scorpion which can grow up to 10 cm in total length. It has a very thick and powerful tail. It lives in North African deserts.