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Schizomida (shorttailed whipscorpions)


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In Slovakia was found only one species in heated greenhouses in Bratislava. The whole bibliography about Schizomida in Slovakia counts only one paper.

  valid species   introduced species

    order Schizomida Petrunkevitch, 1945

   family Hubbardiidae Cook, 1899

Stenochrus portoricensis Chamberlin, 1922


Christophoryová et al. 2013

arachnida Stenochrus portoricensis

Stenochrus portoricensis naturally occurs in Mexico and the Caribbean, but has been introduced to many other countries (e.g. the USA, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador). In Europe, species has been introduced into Great Britain, Spain (Canary Islands) and the Czech Republic (Christophoryová et al. 2013). This species has been reported from caves, under rocks, in leaf litter and soil, in both synanthropic and disturbed habitats. Some specimens have been collected in association with ants and termites. The species is facultatively parthenogenetic and only females and juveniles have been found in heated greenhouses.


Stenochrus portoricensis (♀), © Anna Šestáková



Occurence of Stenochrus portoricensis in Slovakia

Stenochrus portoricensis occurs in Slovakia in Botanical Garden of the Comenius University in Bratislava in heated greenhouses, with a temperature of about 26 °C, in the soil and under stones.

Habitat in glasshouse in the Botanical garden in Bratislava  Creative Commons Peter Fenďa

This website should be cited as:
Fenďa, P. (2018). Slovak schizomids, checklist and bibliography.
Slovak Arachnological Society, Bratislava,
online at, version 1.1,
accessed on {date of access}

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SARASEditor: Peter Fenďa
Last updated: 8th November 2018