No common name. All
Euscorpius were previously placed in the family Chactidae.
This species was recently described by the use of genetical analysis,
and it belongs to the "E. mingrelicus species complex".
This species is reported from
Austria, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia.
This species is found in mountainous areas
with high humidity. It can be found under stones, under bark, under logs
No medical data available, but data from
other Euscorpius species suggest local effects only. Mildly
venomous. Harmless scorpion, which rarely will use its stinger.
Scherabon, B., B. Gantenbein,
V. Fet, M. Barker, M. Kunter, C. Kropf & D. Huber (2000). A new
species of scorpion from Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia:
Euscorpius gamma Caporiacco, 1950, stat. nov. (Scorpiones:
Euscorpiidae). Ekologia (Bratislava), vol. 19 (suppl. 3),
Komposch, C. & B. Komposch (2000). Die Skorpione Kärntens.
Carinthia II, vol. 190, 247-268.
Komposch, C., B. Scherabon & V.
Fet. 2001: Scorpions of Austria. 267-271. In V. Fet & P. A. Selden
(eds.). Scorpions 2001. In memoriam Gary A. Polis. British Arachnological
Society. Burnham Beeches, Bucks. xi + 404 pp.
On the Internet:
scorpions in Austria (fulltext document in pdf-format (Acrobat Reader
Small species up to 32 mm with dark
colors. It is very difficult to separate this species from E.
germanus and E. mingrelicus. See the Euscorpius
identification key for more details.
This species is probably not kept in captivity.
E. gamma photo by Dietmar Huber (C)