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Australian Rainforest Scorpion

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Other common names: Rainforest Scorpion

Scientific name: Liocheles waigiensis

The basics:
The Australian Rainforest Scorpion is a species which is native to wet, high humidity terrain in Queensland, Australia as well as in parts of Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the Philippines. Liocheles waigiensis lives between rocks and under bark on fallen trees.

The Australian Rainforest Scorpion is a commonly kept scorpion in Australia. It is a non-burrowing species.

Appearance / health:
The Australian Rainforest Scorpion is dark brown / black and has a flattened body and very large pedipalps (arms). It reaches around 60mm / 3.4 inches in length.