Animal Class: Invertebrates
Length: 0.5 to 8.5 inches (1-21 cm) long
Diet: Wild: Scorpions are carnivores (meat-eaters) that paralyze their prey with a stinger located at the tip of the tail. They eat insects and small rodents.
Habitat: Though most prolific and diverse in warm habitat, scorpions have adapted to a wide range of environments, including plains and savannas, deciduous forests, mountainous pine forests, rain forests and caves.
Scorpions are eight legged venomous invertebrates belonging to the class Arachnida, and the order Scorpiones. They are related to spiders, mites, ticks, and harvestmen as well as other members of the Arachnida class. They possess an extended body and a segmented, erectile tail ending with the telson (the sting). There are roughly 1,300 species of scorpions worldwide.