The chelae (singular: chela) are pincers or claws at the end of appendages in arachnids or crustaceans. The most well know examples of chelae are the pincers in lobsters, crabs and scorpions.

Emperor Scorpion - _Pandinus imperator_

Emperor Scorpion - Pandinus imperator. The large chelae on the end of the pedipalps are clearly visible.

Although chelae are often called pincers; sometimes cerci are also referred to as pincers.

Other names for (or types of) Chelae include:

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