Heterometrus longimanus

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Heterometrus longimanus
Scorpionidae - Heterometrus longimanus.JPG
Heterometrus longimanus from Borneo, Dorsal and ventral view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Chelicerata
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Scorpionidae
Genus: Heterometrus
Species: H. longimanus
Binomial name
Heterometrus longimanus
(Herbst, 1800)
  • Buthus costimanus C. L. Koch, 1837
  • Centrurus galbineus C. L. Koch, 1838
  • Palamnaeus angustimanus Thorell, 1876
  • Pandinus humilis Simon, 1877
  • Scorpio longimanus Herbst, 1800

Heterometrus longimanus, the Black Emperor Scorpion or Asian forest scorpion, is a species of scorpions belonging to the family Scorpionidae.[1]


Heterometrus longimanus can reach an average length of 10–12 centimetres (3.9–4.7 in).[2] Body color is uniformly black. These scorpions are viviparous.[3]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species is native to southern Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore). It inhabits the humid tropical rainforest.[3]


  1. ^ "BioLib - Heterometrus longimanus (Black Emperor Scorpion)". biolib.cz. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  2. ^ "Asian Forest Scorpion - Heterometrus longimanus". exotic-pets.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  3. ^ a b "[ASF] Heterometrus longimanus | Scorpion Forum". scorpion-forum.com. Retrieved 2015-11-11.