Full name: Southern Rock Scorpion (Hadogenes trichiurus)
One of the larger Flat Rock Scorpions with males reaching around 20cm with the tail extended. They are usually light to dark brown often with lighter legs.
This species occurs in rock cracks or rock on rock habitat. It is distributed from the Western Cape through the Eastern Cape into Kwazulu Natal. It may be confused with a number of other Flat Rock Scorpions although it is the most common species within its range.
The venom is of little importance to humans with a slight stinging sensation – in most instances less painful than a bee sting.