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Selenogyrus caeruleus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Chelicerata
Order  Araneae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Arachnida
Infraorder  Mygalomorphae

Selenogyrus caeruleus is a species of tarantula (family Theraphosidae, subfamily Selenogyrinae) native to Sierra Leone.

Characteristics

Selenogyrus caeruleus has characteristic colouration; grey-brown with metallic blue reflections. The labio-sternum mounds are weakly defined and the stridulating organ on the inner side of the chelicerae is present and formed of long clavate (scimitar shaped) setae. The tarsal scopulae are separated by a band of setae. It is 44mm long. Metatarsal and tarsal segments of legs 3 and 4 are heavily spined. The female's spermathecae are stouter at the base than S. austini.

References

Selenogyrus caeruleus Wikipedia


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