With their huge pincers and nasty looking sting, most of the species are not as bad as you would think. The Emperor Scorpion is the most popular species to own due to its nice calm nature.
Banded Flat Rock ScorpionHadogenes paucidens
This species of scorpion is from areas of Central and Eastern Africa. Their natural habitat is of rocks, bark, trees and other loose debris which they hide amongst. They have a overall flattened appearance, long telson and big claws.
Tanzanian Red Clawed ScorpionPandinus cavimanus
The Tanzanian Red Clawed Scorpion is similar in appearance to the Emperor Scorpion, however, they seem to be a little more aggressive and willing to sting.
Asian Forest ScorpionHeterometrus longimanus
The Asian Forest Scorpion is native to Southern Asia. Their average length is between 10 to 12cm.
Atacama Red Pygmy ScorpionCaraboctonus keyserlingi
The Atacama Red Pygmy Scorpion only measures an adult size of 3 to 4cm. They have a dark grey to black body with rusty red arms and pincers.
Chilean Brown Pygmy ScorpionBothriurus keyserlingi
The Chilean Brown Pygmy Scorpion as a chocolate colour to the body with rusty red pincers and arms. As the name suggests, they are a pygmy species reaching a maximum size of 3 to 4cm.
Chilean Desert ScorpionBrachistosternus species
The Chilean Desert Scorpion is a light yellow colour that reaches an adult size of around 3 to 4cm. They tend to be very alert and are ready to sting if disturbed.
Chilean Pygmy ScorpionBothriuru coriaceus
The Chilean Pygmy Scorpion is a small species reaching a maximum size of 3 to 3.5cm. They have a grey to black body with the pincers having a tint of red in them.
Desert Hairy ScorpionHardrurus arizonensis
The Desert Hairy Scorpion lives within semi-arid and arid habitats in Mexico and America, they rarly live on sand dunes. This scorpion can inflict a very painful sting.
Emperor ScorpionPandinus imperator
The Emperor Scorpion is a large, impressive, and hardy species. With a docile and calm nature, they rarely sting and are recommended for beginners.
Giant Banded Flat Rock ScorpionHadogenes bicolor
Giant Banded Flat Rock Scorpions live in rock cracks in Africa.
Giant Forest ScorpionHeterometrus spinifer
The Giant Forest Scorpion is found living within areas like Vietnam.
Israeli Gold ScorpionScorpio maurus
The Israeli Gold Scorpion or Largeclawed Scorpion as it is also known is small species reaching between 4cm to 6cm.
Malayan Black Hissing ScorpionHeterometrus spiniferus
The Malayan Black Hissing Scorpion is a docile and hardy species to own. They can be kept together providing plenty of food is offered and these are the largest of the Heterometrus.
Northern Scrub Pygmy ScoprionCaraboctonus species
The Northern Scrub Pygmy Scorpion is a small species reaching around 3 to 4cm in length. They have a dark brown body with rusty coloured claws and tail.
Pygmy Wood ScorpionUrophonius granulatus
The Pygmy Wood Scorpion is a small species reaching a maximum size of around 3cm. They require room temperture, nothing higher than 22C.
Yellow Legged Burrowing ScorpionOpistophthalmus glabrifrons
The Yellow Legged Burrowing Scorpion is a small species reaching an adult length of up to 11cm. They inhabit dry areas of Africa like Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.