General Description

Body yellow-brown, mottled with light brown patches. Tail as long as about half the body length, with a short spike (prong) on the end at the base of the stinger. Body up to 4 cm long.


Marbled Scorpions are the largest of three closely related scorpions in the genus Lychas. They feed on other invertebrates. Marbled Scorpions prefer warm wet environments. They sometimes make their way into houses and are responsible for most scorpion stings in Australia.


New Guinea, northern and eastern mainland Australian.


Under rocks and bark, in leaf litter.

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