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Cyriopagopus

The genus is a group of tarantula spiders some of which have been moved to other genera. Many spiders of this genus are medium in size while rest of them are large.

Cyriopagopus Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Cyriopagopus albostriatus Cyriopagopus doriae Cyriopagopus dromeus
Cyriopagopus hainanus Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Cyriopagopus lividus) Cyriopagopus longipes
Cyriopagopus minax Cyriopagopus paganus Cyriopagopus robustus
Cyriopagopus salangense Cyriopagopus schmidti Cyriopagopus vonwirthi

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: The average size of female spiders is between 2.0-3.3 in (5.3-8.5 cm), but their leg span is even bigger. Male spiders are characteristically smaller than female spiders.

Color: Many species are light to dark brown, while one particular species, such as Cyriopagopus lividus is blue.

Other Characteristic Features: Their body has a velvet-like texture for the hair.

Eggs

These spiders lay eggs in their specific sacs, also made by them prior to the reproduction.

Spiderlings

Studies and researches are being carried out to know more effectively and closely about the new born and juvenile states of the spiders of this genus.

The Web

Some of the species might spin silk for making their retreat, but none of them make webs for catching their prey.

Are Spiders of Cyriopagopus Venomous

Although these spiders may bite to defend themselves, their venom has not been proven to be lethal for humans so far. But, their bite may cause allergy and puncture wound that might become fatal due to bacterial infection, if not medically attended.

Quick Facts

Distribution Southeast Asia
Habitat Rainforest, mountain slopes, burrows
Diet Insects
Lifespan 10-30 years

Did You Know

  • There are multiple species in this genus which initially belonged to another genus Haplopelma.
  • In 1887, the French naturalist Eugène Louis Simon, established the Cyriopagopus genus for the first time.

Image Credits: arachnoboards.com

The genus is a group of tarantula spiders some of which have been moved to other genera. Many spiders of this genus are medium in size while rest of them are large.

Cyriopagopus Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Cyriopagopus albostriatus Cyriopagopus doriae Cyriopagopus dromeus
Cyriopagopus hainanus Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Cyriopagopus lividus) Cyriopagopus longipes
Cyriopagopus minax Cyriopagopus paganus Cyriopagopus robustus
Cyriopagopus salangense Cyriopagopus schmidti Cyriopagopus vonwirthi

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: The average size of female spiders is between 2.0-3.3 in (5.3-8.5 cm), but their leg span is even bigger. Male spiders are characteristically smaller than female spiders.

Color: Many species are light to dark brown, while one particular species, such as Cyriopagopus lividus is blue.

Other Characteristic Features: Their body has a velvet-like texture for the hair.

Eggs

These spiders lay eggs in their specific sacs, also made by them prior to the reproduction.

Spiderlings

Studies and researches are being carried out to know more effectively and closely about the new born and juvenile states of the spiders of this genus.

The Web

Some of the species might spin silk for making their retreat, but none of them make webs for catching their prey.

Are Spiders of Cyriopagopus Venomous

Although these spiders may bite to defend themselves, their venom has not been proven to be lethal for humans so far. But, their bite may cause allergy and puncture wound that might become fatal due to bacterial infection, if not medically attended.

Quick Facts

Distribution Southeast Asia
Habitat Rainforest, mountain slopes, burrows
Diet Insects
Lifespan 10-30 years

Did You Know

  • There are multiple species in this genus which initially belonged to another genus Haplopelma.
  • In 1887, the French naturalist Eugène Louis Simon, established the Cyriopagopus genus for the first time.

Image Credits: arachnoboards.com

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