Paraphrynus size.

pannaking22

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The genus can be 15-35 mm according to Weygoldt's book. Sorry I can't be more specific :(
 

schmiggle

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I know one of them is bigger than the other...I think aztecus is the larger one, and I think it's also larger than mexicanus, which gets up to 22mm. I think cubensis is smaller than mexicanus, as well. However, I am very unsure about that memory, it's based entirely on one picture of three adults that was supposed to be about standard for sizes for each species, and I may be misremembering which species were represented and which was which.
 

Arachnomaniac19

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I know one of them is bigger than the other...I think aztecus is the larger one, and I think it's also larger than mexicanus, which gets up to 22mm. I think cubensis is smaller than mexicanus, as well. However, I am very unsure about that memory, it's based entirely on one picture of three adults that was supposed to be about standard for sizes for each species, and I may be misremembering which species were represented and which was which.
I think you're right. My aztecus is larger than my two cubensis.
 

schmiggle

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I think you're right. My aztecus is larger than my two cubensis.
That may be, but if so, it's for the wrong reason. I found the original picture, and it was actually Paraphrynus raptator, P. mexicanus, and Phrynus marginemaculatus.

You'll have to tell us what the final size is for the sake of science. ;) What stage instar are yours, or are you no longer keeping track?

Can we have some pictures?
 

Banshee05

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both species belong to the smaller-middle sized Paraphrynus species.
aztecus get a bit bigger and grow faster but starting reproducing later in life, instead cubensis is after 9-10 months ready to breed but from this date on the continue growing very slowly, but after 4 years or so, the have nearly the size of aztecus after 2.5 years.
 
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