Euscorpius mingrelicus

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Euscorpius mingrelicus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Euscorpiidae
Genus: Euscorpius
Species: E. mingrelicus
Binomial name
Euscorpius mingrelicus
(Kessler, 1874)

Euscorpius mingrelicus are scorpions formerly classified in the family Chactidae.


Euscorpius mingrelicus are dark in colour and reach lengths of 38 millimetres. They are difficult to distinguish from other Euscorpius such as E. gamma and E. germanus.[1] This species' biology is not well known. Their venom is believed to be mild, with local effects only.[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Euscorpius mingrelicus are distributed through Anatolia (including Turkey, Syria, and Georgia[2]) and Eastern Europe, with populations from Russia to Italy.[1] This species' full distribution is uncertain, owing in part to possible misidentifications.[1] They are found in humid mountainous areas and forests, and have been reported in Austrian river valleys.[1] E. mingrelicus may hide under stones and other objects, such as logs or beneath the bark of dead trees.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Rein, Jan Ove (2010). "Euscorpius mingrelicus". The Scorpion Files. Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  2. ^ YİĞİT, Nazife; BAYRAM, Abdullah; DANIŞMAN, Tarık (2007). "Functional Morphology of Venom Apparatus of Euscorpius mingrelicus" (PDF). Journal of Applied Biological Sciences. 1 (2): 27–31. Retrieved 4 March 2015.