January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Scorpion, an animal related to spiders, mites, and ticks. The scorpion lives in warm, dry regions and in the tropics. It is most commonly found in southern Europe, Africa, the western and southwestern United States, and the tropical regions of the Western Hemisphere. There are about 1,500 species of scorpions, ranging from about 1/2 inch to 10 inches (1.3 to 25 cm) in length. About 70 species are found in the United States. These scorpions are usually about 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.5 cm) in length.


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