The body of pseudoscorpions is divided into two general regions; the head-thorax (cephalothorax) and the abdomen. The body and appendages have many setae. The cephalothorax is covered by a shield or carapace that is not segmented. There is usually one or more pairs of eyes on the edge of the cephalothorax. There are six conspicuous appendages on the cephalothorax; the chelicerae, the palps, and 4 pairs of walking legs. Chelicerae are short and have a clasping mechanism with a fixed and a movable finger. The pedipalps are longer and have a claw that resembles that of a scorpion. The abdomen has 12 segments but the last two are reduced and inconspicuous. They do not have a long tail like scorpions and they do not sting. Pseudoscorpions are quite small with a body length generally under 3 mm. There are 33 species in Texas.