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Water Scorpion grow to over 50mm long they can extend the tube on their backs out of  the water to breathe air like a snorkel while swimming. They can ambush fast swimming prey such as small fish catching them between their front legs and stabbing them with their pointed probiscus.  Known as Toe-biters able to inflict a nasty nip although this specimen played dead when disturbed. Water Scorpions are also capable fliers and inhabit waterholes over much of Australia.

2 Responses to Water Scorpion Laccotrephes tristis Family Nepidae

  • Hi Sportsman creek CA people
    I am looking for the fotographer who took a foto of the water scorpion Laccotrephes tristis. Can you put me in touch? its in regards to images for a wildlife field guide. Cheers
    Lindley McKay

  • admin says:

    Hello Lindley

    I took the image for the Water Scorpion do you want to use it? If so I can send you a j.peg.

    Jeff

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