Heterometrus longimanus

Heterometrus longimanus, the Asian forest scorpion, is a species of scorpions belonging to the family Scorpionidae.[1]

Heterometrus longimanus
Scorpionidae - Heterometrus longimanus.JPG
Heterometrus longimanus from Borneo, Dorsal and ventral views
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Scorpionidae
Genus: Heterometrus
H. longimanus
Binomial name
Heterometrus longimanus
(Herbst, 1800)
  • Buthus costimanus C. L. Koch, 1837
  • Centrurus galbineus C. L. Koch, 1838
  • Palamnaeus angustimanus Thorell, 1876
  • Pandinus humilis Simon, 1877
  • Scorpio longimanus Herbst, 1800


Heterometrus longimanus can reach a length of 10–12 centimetres (3.9–4.7 in).[2] Body color is uniformly black. These scorpions are viviparous.[3]

Distribution and habitatEdit

This species is native to southern Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore), where it inhabits the humid tropical rainforests.[3]


  1. ^ "BioLib - Heterometrus longimanus (Black Emperor Scorpion)". biolib.cz. Retrieved 2015-11-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Asian Forest Scorpion - Heterometrus longimanus". exotic-pets.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "[ASF] Heterometrus longimanus | Scorpion Forum". scorpion-forum.com. Retrieved 2015-11-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)