No common name. The specific epithet means
Mainly terrestrial, found under stones and fallen logs in
dry coastal & inland areas; rarely under barks. It
lives in dry vegetation ranging from desertic plains to
coastal dry forests.
No available data. From Dr. Rolando Teruel's
personal experience: mild venom, sharp painful sting with
aftereffects lasting for 1-5 hrs.
Armas, L. F. (1976). Escorpiones del ArchipiÚlago
Cubano. 5. Nuevas especies de Centruroides
(Scorpionida: Buthidae). Poeyana, 146, pp. 1-12.
On the Internet:
general la fauna de Cuba.
General: Adult size: males 30-55mm, females 30-40mm.
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 very dark in some desert 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 probably not kept in captivity by
hobbyists. In captivity, it does fine in more or less dry
terrarium (water spray once a week) with plenty of rocky
The information on this page is
supplied by Dr. Rolando Teruel.
Centruroides arctimanus photo by Dr. Rolando Teruel