Cyrtopholis cursor, captive bred, a Dominican Republic endemic. Medium-small, stripe-kneed, and mostly brown, slightly more colorful in the freshly molted state. A New World species recommended for all levels, dwarf collectors.
The Dominican Republic is home to many hobby favorites, including the large Phormictopus cancerides and Phormictopus atrichromatus, and the diminutive Holothele sericea. Intermediate in size is Cyrtopholis cursor, a relatively small, rather brown species from the Dominican Republic, described in the late 1800s.
The Cyrtopholis genus is large, with currently 20 species distributed over many islands of the Caribbean.
On the Dominican Republic, C. cursor can be found in burrows. Little else regarding habitat preferences has been published. As far as captive specimens, we’ve noticed no special requirements.
Females mature at 2 1/2 to 3″, males on the small side of that range.
The above photos shows an adult female, missing a leg, intermolt.
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