Discovery of Euscorpiops Krachan: A Novel Scorpion Species               

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March 14, 2024

Discovery of Euscorpiops Krachan: A Novel Scorpion Species               


  • Recently, scientists unearthed a previously undocumented scorpion species, scientifically termed as Euscorpiops Krachan, marking an intriguing addition to the world of arachnids.

Origin and Naming

  • Belonging to the subgenus Euscopiops, this newly identified species derives its name from the renowned Krachan National Park in Thailand, where it was first spotted.

Habitat and Distribution

  • Scorpions within the Euscopiops subgenus exhibit a notable pattern of restricted distribution, often displaying a high level of endemism. They predominantly inhabit mountainous regions, particularly favoring locales abundant in rock crevices.

Distinctive Characteristics

  • Euscorpiops Krachan stands out due to its diminutive size compared to its counterparts in the subgenus, with a maximum length slightly exceeding one inch. The species typically showcases a brownish hue, although females tend to be darker than males. Notably, they possess eight eyes and eight legs, adhering to the standard anatomical features of scorpions.

Foraging Behavior

  • Similar to other members of the Scorpiops genus, it is speculated that Euscorpiops Krachan employs hunting strategies characterized by ambush or sit-and-wait tactics. This methodical approach to foraging underscores the species’ adaptation to its ecological niche.


  • The discovery of Euscorpiops Krachan sheds light on the remarkable diversity of scorpion species, particularly within specific geographic regions. This finding not only enriches our understanding of arachnid biodiversity but also underscores the importance of conservation efforts to safeguard such unique and often overlooked species.

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