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Scorpions are well know for their fearsome pincers. © Piccolo Namek
Scorpions are famous for their venomous sting but the majority of scorpions are not harmful. There are approximately 1,500 described species.
They are unique in possessing:
Nearly all species are solitary and nocturnal, and many live in burrows.
The word scorpion is derived from the Latin word scorpio.