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Giant Pseudoscorpion

Garypus titanius

Type: Invertebrate | Status: Critically Endangered | Nativeness: Endemic


Small, brownish arachnids with a flattened body and large pincer-like pedipalps that contain a poison gland used to subdue their invertebrate prey. As its name suggests, the giant pseudoscorpion is the largest species in this order, reaching lengths of 12 – 15 mm compared to 3 – 8 mm in most other species.

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