Nebo hierichonticus

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Nebo hierichonticus
Scorpionidae - Nebo hierichonticus.jpg
Museum specimen of Nebo hierichonticus from Israel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Diplocentridae
Subfamily: Nebinae
Genus: Nebo
Species: N. hierichonticus
Binomial name
Nebo hierichonticus
Simon, 1872

Nebo hierichonticus, the Common Black Scorpion, is a species of scorpion in the family Diplocentridae.


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[edit]

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.