Urodacus yaschenkoi - Mark Newton
Salt Lakes - Northern South Australia

A large, robust (up to 90mm) psammophilic (sand-loving) scorpion common

across the Australian inland sandy areas. This species digs a spiralling burrowing

that varies in depth with rainfall, some up to 1+m deep have been found. These

scorpions have a gestation period of 18 months with 4 years spent as juveniles. Life

span has been suggested up to 20 years.


Newton, M.A. (2008). A guide to keeping Australian scorpions in captivity, with notes on general biology and identification. Adelaide, S. Aust. : Mark A. Newton

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