Centruroides anchorellus
Armas, 1976

 

 

Common names:

Distribution:
Cuba.

Habitat:
Arboreal, found under barks & inside epiphitic bromeliads in vegetation ranging from arid coastal plains to tropical rain forests; alsounder barks of fence posts in savanna areas.

Venom:
No available data. From Dr. Rolando Teruel's personal experience: mild venom, sharp painful sting with aftereffects lasting for 1-5 hrs.

Selected litterature:
(A paper is in press - more data will be added later.)

On the Internet:

General:
Adult size: males 30-70mm, females 35-55mm. Color: entire body yellow with variable dusky pattern: usually there are two longitudinal dark bands over the mesosoma and the pedipalps, prosoma, chelicerae, legs and venter of the metasoma are spotted; the dusky pattern may be absent in some specimens or populations. Females mate a single first time, and then gave birth 3-4 times a year during 1-2 years. Lifespan in captivity: 2-3 years from birth to natural death. This species is very distinctive: its light, smooth & polished tegument makes it look as if it was a crystal scorpion.

This species is probably not kept in captivity by hobbyists. In captivity it will do fine under the same conditions as C. gracilis.

The information on this page is supplied by Dr. Rolando Teruel.
Centruroides anchorellus
photo by Dr. Rolando Teruel (C)


Jan Ove Rein (C) 2017