Sākums Animals Mexican Redknee Tarantula

Mexican Redknee Tarantula

IUCN Red List: Near Threatened

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

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