Avicularia sp. ?????

Ictinike

Arachnobaron
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Is there to be an image or something or are you asking what the "sp" means?
 

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'sp' is short for 'species', and is used when referring to a species that has not been described yet and/or has no scientific name at that time.
 

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i just brought a Avicularia sp. Peru Purple i just wondering if that is the scientific name for this T
 

Ictinike

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i just brought a Avicularia sp. Peru Purple i just wondering if that is the scientific name for this T
As Joe stated above, anything with the "sp xxxx" moniker describes a spider that has not been fully discovered or researched enough to grant a full scientific name. They are typically named this way by the location they are found thus Avicularia sp. Peru Purple or Aphonopelma sp Guatemala.
 
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