Euscorpius beroni
Fet, 2000

 
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Common names:
No common name. All Euscorpius were previously placed in the family Chactidae.

This species was recently described from mountain areas (1400 to 2400 mteres) in northern Albania. This species belongs to the "E. mingrelicus species complex", which is poorly investigated.

Distribution:
Only known from Albania.

Habitat:
This species is found in mountainous areas. Little is known about the biology of this species.

Venom:
No medical data available, but data from other Euscorpius species suggest local effects only. Mildly venomous. Harmless scorpion, which rarely will use its stinger.

Selected litterature:
Fet, V. (2000). Scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) from the Balkan Peninsula in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. Historia Naturalis Bulgarica, vol. 11, pp. 47-60.

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General:
Small species with brown and light brown body coloration. Legs and pedipalps also brownish, also with some dark patterns. See the Euscorpius identification key for more details.

This species is probably not kept in captivity.


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