Mexican Redknee Tarantula
Mexican Redknee Tarantula is endemic to Mexico. It occurs along the Pacific coast. The numbers are decreasing. The major threats are pet trade and habitat destruction.
■ Listed as Near Threatened (NT) in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Phylum Arthropoda – arthropods
■ Class Arachnida – arachnids
■ Order Araneae – spiders
■ Family Theraphosidae – tarantulas
■ Species Brachypelma smithi – Mexican Redknee Tarantula