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

Vaejovis crassimanus

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Vaejovis crassimanus

Scorpion (Vaejovis crassimanus). Photograph by Kari McWest

Vaejovis crassimanus from Bolson de Mapimi

Vaejovis crassimanis from the Bolsón de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico. Photograph by Kari McWest.


Physical Characteristics

Pale yellow to light tan dorsum. Males with a red telson (terminal segment of the tail).

Geographic Range

This species is found in Coahuila, Chihuahua, Cochise County in Arizona, New Mexico, and Trans-Pecos Texas.


Vaejovis crassimanus, like the other members of the Vaejovidae, eats other arthropods.


Literature Cited

Jackman, J. A. 1997. A field guide to spiders and scorpions of Texas. Gulf Press, Houston.

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: 5 Jul 2006.