Tailless whip scorpion

Belonging to the arachnid class, tailless whip scorpions are often mistaken as spiders. The first appendages are modified for grasping prey, with hook-like projections. 

Fast Facts

  • They hunt nocturnally, using their long delicate first pair of legs to find their food. 
  • Tailess whip scorpions lack venom sacs, therefore can not produce venom.
  • They are found in tropical regions throughout the world.

Scientific name

Amblypygi
Range  North and South America, Africa, Asia, Indonesia, and Australia
Conservation status Not listed
Diet Carnivore
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