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American Museum of Natural History

Mexican Cave Scorpion

Caption: Typhochactas mitchelli is among the smallest known scorpions and part of the Typhlochactidae family of cave scorpions, endemic to Mexico. Like all scorpions, it fluoresces in long-wave ultraviolet light as this image of its ventral side highlights.

Credit: V. Vignoli

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