PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Emperor scorpion (Pandinus imperator) responding to threat by raising its claws against scientist prodding it. Scorpion species with larger claws, like this one, will tend to rely more on their claws to deter predators rather than their sting located at the end of their tail. The emperor scorpion is native to much of Africa and can reach 20 cm in length.
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