Cryptops daszaki Lewis, 2002

Lewis, John G. E., 2011, A review of the species in the genus Cryptops Leach, 1815 from the Old World related to Cryptops (Cryptops) hortensis (Donovan, 1810) (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha, International Journal of Myriapodology 4, pp. 11-50: 18

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Cryptops daszaki Lewis, 2002


Cryptops daszaki Lewis, 2002  Figs 24-27

Cryptops daszaki  Lewis, 2002 J. Nat. Hist 36: 99, figs 53-64.


Length: 4-7 mm. Without dark subcutaneous pigment. Cephalic plate without sutures. Tergite paramedian sutures complete from 3. Anterior margin of forcipular coxosternite slightly concave or straight with 2 or 3 fine setae on or almost on anterior margin. (Fig. 24). Poison gland calyx with very few gland cells, situated in anterior part of forcipular trochanteroprefemur (Fig. 25). Sternite almost semicircular (Fig. 26). Pore field occupying 50% of coxopleuron and with 5 or 6 pores. Ultimate leg with 3 tibial and 2 tarsal saw teeth. Pretarsi of legs 1-20 with a single long accessory spur. (Fig. 27).


Île aux Aigrettes, Mauritius (Indian Ocean).


Some specimens, at least, of this very small species were mature and Lewis (2002) suggested that the life cycle involved relatively few stadia.