Introduction to Scorpion Biology and Ecology

  • Roland Stockmann
Living reference work entry


Scorpions are venomous predatory arthropods with highly effective sensory mechanisms. They are equipped with a telson armed with two venom glands and a sting. Their ecophysiological characteristics have allowed them to adapt at many different environments and in particular deserts. Their ecological features reflect several key traits of their strategies and their relationships with their environment.


Venom Gland Prey Animal Contact Pheromone Digestive Diverticulum Scorpion Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Honorary Lecturer in ZoologyUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie. ParisCachanFrance

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