Centruroides guanensis
Franganillo, 1930

 

 

Common names:
No common name.

Distribution:
USA (Florida), Caribbean (Bahamas, Cuba).

Habitat:
Oportunistic species found under stones, under barks & inside epiphitic bromeliads in vegetation ranging from arid coastal plains to tropical lowland forests; also under 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:

On the Internet:
A picture of another colormorph in the gallery.
Información general la fauna de Cuba.

General:
Adult size: males 40-70mm, females 35-60mm. Color: entire body yellow with variable dusky pattern: usually there are two longitudinal dark bands over the mesosoma (almost always with a thin blackish line between them) and the pedipalps, prosoma, chelicerae, legs and venter of the metasoma are spotted; the dusky pattern may be absent in some specimens or populations (specially coastal ones). Females mate a single first time, and then gave birth 3-4 times a year during 1-2 years. Lifespan in captivity: 2-3 yrs from birth to natural death.

This species is kept in captivity by hobbyists, at least in the US. In captivity, it does fine under the same conditions as C. gracilis.

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


Jan Ove Rein (C) 2017