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Caribena

The Caribena is a small genus with only two species. Both of them are tarantulas.

Caribena Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Caribena laeta Antilles Pinktoe Tarantula (Caribena versicolor)

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female tarantulas of this genus are 4.7-5.9 in (12-15 cm), but male spiders are smaller.

Color: Caribena laeta has a brown body while Caribena versicolor has red, green, purple, and black shades on it.

Other Characteristic Features: Male spiders have smaller abdomens than females.

Eggs

Eggs are deposited in a secure way inside a sac.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings show preferences in living close to any surface.

The Web

The spiders make funnel-shaped webs on trees and spend their time on the web.

Are Spiders of Caribena Genus Venomous

The spiders generally do not bite and even their bite is not harmful for humans. It can maximum cause mild pain and allergy.

Quick Facts

Distribution Martinique, US Virgin Islands, Cuba, and Puerto Rico
Habitat Trees in the woods, and gardens
Diet Cockroaches, grasshoppers, wax moths, and crickets
Web Type Funnel-shaped
Lifespan Female: 10-12 years
Male: 3-4 years

Did You Know

  • The two species of this genus were earlier placed in another tarantula genus, Avicularia.
  • The origin of the genus name is a Spanish word “Caribeña,” that means something from the Caribbean.
  • The genus name was erected by two scientists Rogério Bertani and Caroline Fukushima, in 2017.

Image credits: arachnoboards.com

The Caribena is a small genus with only two species. Both of them are tarantulas.

Caribena Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Caribena laeta Antilles Pinktoe Tarantula (Caribena versicolor)

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female tarantulas of this genus are 4.7-5.9 in (12-15 cm), but male spiders are smaller.

Color: Caribena laeta has a brown body while Caribena versicolor has red, green, purple, and black shades on it.

Other Characteristic Features: Male spiders have smaller abdomens than females.

Eggs

Eggs are deposited in a secure way inside a sac.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings show preferences in living close to any surface.

The Web

The spiders make funnel-shaped webs on trees and spend their time on the web.

Are Spiders of Caribena Genus Venomous

The spiders generally do not bite and even their bite is not harmful for humans. It can maximum cause mild pain and allergy.

Quick Facts

Distribution Martinique, US Virgin Islands, Cuba, and Puerto Rico
Habitat Trees in the woods, and gardens
Diet Cockroaches, grasshoppers, wax moths, and crickets
Web Type Funnel-shaped
Lifespan Female: 10-12 years
Male: 3-4 years

Did You Know

  • The two species of this genus were earlier placed in another tarantula genus, Avicularia.
  • The origin of the genus name is a Spanish word “Caribeña,” that means something from the Caribbean.
  • The genus name was erected by two scientists Rogério Bertani and Caroline Fukushima, in 2017.

Image credits: arachnoboards.com

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