Peacock parachute spider (Poecilotheria metallica)

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Peacock parachute spider fact file

Peacock parachute spider description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyTheraphosidae
GenusPoecilotheria (1)

Information on the peacock parachute spider is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Gooty tarantula, metallic tarantula, peacock tarantula, salepurgu.
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Peacock parachute spider status

Classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered

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This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact: arkive@wildscreen.org.uk
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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Peacock parachute spider  
Peacock parachute spider

© Sanjay Molur/WILD/ZOO

Sanjay Molur
herpinvert@gmail.com

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