These scorpions are found in the drier parts of Southern Africa, and can measure up to 100mm in length.

They are usually a pale orange or yellow colour, often with a darker last segment of the tail. Pitch black individuals are common around Lambert’s Bay on the west coast.

Easily confused with the Granulated Thicktailed Scorpion and the Drab Thicktailed Scorpion, the venom of this species causes intense pain but has not resulted in any fatalities. Antivenom is not effective for the sting of this species.