Centruroides robertoi
Armas, 1976

 

 

Common names:

Distribution:
Cuba.

Habitat:
Mainly terrestrial, it is an almost exclusive agavicolous scorpion, as it lives mostly inside dead agaves in desertic coastal areas. Occasionally found also under stones and barks.

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:
Armas, L. F. (1976). Escorpiones del Archipiélago Cubano. 5. Nuevas especies de Centruroides (Scorpionida: Buthidae). Poeyana, 146, pp. 1-12.

On the Internet:

General:
Adult size: males 30-70mm, females 35-55mm. Color: entire body
yellow with vestigial dusky pattern: usually there are two longitudinal rows of small dusky dark spots over the mesosoma, the pedipalps are light green and the prosoma, chelicerae and legs are sparsely spotted, the caudal segments IV-V, the telson and the ventral side of metasomal segments I-III are black. Females mate a single first time, and then gave birth 2-3 times a year during 1-2 years. Lifespan in captivity: 2-3 yrs from birth to natural death.

This species is probably not kept in captivity by hobbyists. In captivity, it will probably do fine under mild-desert conditions (moist once a week) with plenty of stony or woody refuges.

The information on this page is supplied by Dr. Rolando Teruel.
C. robertoi
photo by Dr. Rolando Teruel.


Jan Ove Rein (C) 2017