Tarantula Brachypelma smithi

Common Names
Mexican red knee

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Brachypelma
Species: B. smithi
Binomial name
Brachypelma smithi

(F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1897)

Mexican redknee tarantula (Brachypelma smithi) is a terrestrial tarantula native to the western faces of the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre del Sur mountain ranges in Mexico. They are a large species, and are a popular choice for enthusiasts. Like most tarantulas, they have a long lifespan.[1]

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