No common name.
USA (Florida), Caribbean (Bahamas, Cuba).
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.
No available data. From Dr. Rolando Teruel's
personal experience: mild venom, sharp painful sting with
aftereffects lasting for 1-5 hrs.
On the Internet:
A picture of another
colormorph in the gallery.
general la fauna de Cuba.
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