(855) 4-ESSAYS

Type a new keyword(s) and press Enter to search

Ecology of a Trinidad Thick-Tailed Scorpion

             This species is an endemic species (Biodiversity. It varies from brown to pinkish red with an aggressive appearance. The mesosoma and the legs can be yellowish with white spots (Jacobi 2014). The adult is approximately 55mm (2.2in). Its Carapace and cauda is deep brown to yellow while the pedipalps and legs are yellow to red in appearance (Jacobi 2014). The young ones possess spots blackish in color, a yellowish sterna, finger that is darker brown, are more granularly dense and with fine punctures. The fourth sternum has two lateral keels and a median keel while sternum 5 has keels granulated with the tail second segment having two ventral keels that are median and separated completely. It also has a distad third segment and fourth posterior half united. In males, the cauda is longer than the prosoma (cephalothorax) by seven. The third segment is shorter than the prosoma. Segmentation of the cauda occurs between keels granulate (Jacobi 2014). In the males the metasoma is longer and elongation in the chela is more than the females. Both genders have pectinal teeth of 18-19.
             Caribbean, primarily in Trinidad and Venezuela. .
             Lives on the ground being mostly terrestrial. This species often inhibit or frequent trees semi-arboreal. They can be found largely in the cane-fields (Poon-King 1963).Commonly they can be found in cocoa, banana, under logs and debris in forests, coconut plantations and houses sometimes houses, rural areas mainly.
             FOOD AND FEEDING.
             They mostly obtain food from the ground in their terrestrial habitats. They subdue their prey with the venomous stinger. Their diet may consists of other arthropods and different insects and sometimes after mating, the male can become the meal for the female if he does not leave soon enough (Scorpionworlds.com 2013). If the male gets freed, it goes in search of food. In return these species are consumed by birds, rodents, other invertebrates and lizards.

Essays Related to Ecology of a Trinidad Thick-Tailed Scorpion

Got a writing question? Ask our professional writer!
Submit My Question