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.
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 Archipiélago
Cubano. 5. Nuevas especies de Centruroides
(Scorpionida: Buthidae). Poeyana, 146, pp. 1-12.
On the Internet:
Adult size: males 30-70mm, females 35-55mm. Color: entire
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
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.