Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Vaejovidae

Paruroctonus boquillas

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Physical Characteristics

Pale body with pale yellow to light tan appendages and tail.

Geographic Range

Rare, Paruroctonus boquillas is only known from sand dunes along the Rio Grande in Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas.


Literature Cited

Polis, G. A. 1990. The biology of scorpions. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA.

Web Resources

Scorpions of the Chihuahuan Desert

Scorpions of Texas


Aaron Bodor, June 2006.

A.H. Harris, Last Update: 4 Jul 2006.