|Museum specimen of Nebo hierichonticus from Israel|
Nebo hierichonticus can reach a length of 85–110 millimetres (3.3–4.3 in). The basic color of this scorpion ranges from a light brown or reddish-brown to dark brown. Legs are yellowish. It has a thin metasoma and large pedipalps and chelae. The base of the sting (vesicle) is oval, with a quite short sting (telson). Venom of this species is quite toxic, causing hemorrhage and necrosis, but the effects of the sting on humans is almost negligible, without any long-term effects.
Distribution and habitat
This species occurs in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel) and in Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula. It lives under the rocks and in self-dug deep caves in the deserts and in arid to semi-arid mountainous regions.
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