Hadogenes troglodytes

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Hadogenes troglodytes
Hadogenes troglodytes soutpansberg.jpg
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 was once regarded as having the longest recorded body length of any scorpion, reaching up to 20 cm,[2] however, Heterometrus swammerdami, currently holds the record for being the world's largest scorpion at 9 inches (23 cm) in length.[3]

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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. 
  3. ^ Manny Rubio (2000). "Commonly Available Scorpions". Scorpions: Everything About Purchase, Care, Feeding, and Housing. Barron's. pp. 26–27. ISBN 978-0-7641-1224-9. The Guinness Book of Records claims [...] Heterometrus swammerdami, to be the largest scorpion in the world [9 inches (23 cm)].