Strophurus ciliaris aberrans is an even bigger subspecies of Strophurus ciliaris ciliaris. The male I keep is one of the biggest Strophurus exemplars I have ever seen. The color of S. c. aberrans clearly differs from this of S. c. ciliaris. Shorter spines at its tail as well as red/orange iris rings are also useful features to distinguish S. c. aberrans from other Strophurus families. However, the Kimberly kind is an exception: phenotypically it is rather similar to S. ciliaris ciliaris.