(C. L. Koch,
No common name. All
Euscorpius were previously placed in the family Chactidae.
Some authors use the name E. mesotrichus for this species,
but this is an invalid name. This species belongs to the "E.
carpathicus species complex", and its species status is unclear. The
species has been regarded as a subspecies of E. carpathicus by some
authors. More research is needed to clarify the status of this species.
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Turkey and Yugoslavia (Because of the
species' unclear status, the reported distribution is also uncertain
(reported locations might be for other subspecies of E.
I haven't found any data on habitat
preferences, but I would expect them to resemble those seen in E. carpathicus.
No medical data available, but data from
other Euscorpius species suggest local effects only. Mildly
venomous. Harmless scorpion, which rarely will use its stinger.
Fet, V. & W. D. Sissom.
2000: Euscorpiidae. 355-382. In V. Fet, W. D. Sissom, G. Loewe & M. E.
Braunwalder (eds.). Catalog of the Scorpions of the world (1758-1998). The
New York Entomological Society, NY. 690 pp.
Kinzelbach, R. (1975). Die
skorpione der Ägäis. Beiträge zur systematik, phylogenie und
biogeographie. Zool. Jb. Syst., vol. 102, 12-50.
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I haven't found any proper description of
this species, except that it resembles E. carpathicus.
Because of the lack of data, E. tergestinus is omitted from the Euscorpius
identification key until data are available.
This species is probably not kept in captivity.