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The scorpion has a name: Centruroides gracilis

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 | 2 comments

Today I got a reply to the email I sent to Dr. Rolando Teruel. He identified the scorpion Esme found last Sunday as Centruroides gracilis. It is known as the Slender brown scorpion in the United States. Other names include Florida Bark Scorpion, and Brown Bark Scorpion.

Centruroides gracilis, second instar juvenile
Centruroides gracilis, second instar juvenile

According to Dr. Rolando, based on the size of the animal it is a second instar juvenile, and is able to grow to 50 - 150 mm.

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