Hadogenes troglodytes

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Hadogenes troglodytes
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Hemiscorpiidae
Genus: Hadogenes
Species: H. troglodytes
Binomial name
Hadogenes troglodytes
(Peters, 1861)

Hadogenes troglodytes is a species of scorpion from southern Africa. It is commonly known as the Flat Rock Scorpion and commonly sold on the exotic pet market.[1] It has the longest recorded body length of any scorpion, reaching up to 20 cm.[2]

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  1. ^ Stephen W. Bullington (1996). "7 No. 5". Natural History and Captive Care of the Flat Rock Scorpion, Hadogenes troglodytes. The Vivarium Magazine. pp. 18–21. 
  2. ^ Fred Punzo (2000). "Scorpions (Scorpiones)". Desert arthropods: life history variations. Springer. pp. 128–138. ISBN 978-3-540-66041-5.