Somebody at my university have came back from a vacation trip and brought back a dried body of this small scorpion.
Can you identify it for me?
This is a very tiny (?) scorpion, if I may say so. I can't provide the exact measures right now, but I'd say that the whole body was 7-8 centimetres long. Maybe 10 cm with its tail straighten up.
Is is endangered of extinction? Is transporting it illegal? Can it be dangerous (when alive)? Lethal (I've heard that the smallest scorpions' bite are the most dangerous / more dangerous then much bigger counterparts' bits; but that might be some kind of urban legend).
Unfortunately, I don't know whose belongings is this, so I cannot ask for a location where this dead scorpion was found. It was simply lying in university's kitchen as... I don't know what. A trophy?
All I know is that it is 100% not a native species. I am from Poland, eastern Europe and we definitely have no scorpions here. Due to to too low temperatures and the climate being very unfriendly for that kind of animals.