Hello Everybody! I am posting a photo of a Malaysian Trapdoor Spider which is very closely related to tarantulas. Can anyone help me to identify whether it is a male or a female. This is a wild caught specimen of 6cm leg-span.
Just a clarification, Mesothelae spiders (like Liphistius) are not closely related to tarantulas. In fact, a tarantula is far more closely related to a jumping spider or black widow (or any araneomorph spider for that matter) than it is to a mesothele.