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Hysterocrates

The genus of Hysterocrates belongs to the Theraphosidae family indigenous to the west and central parts of Africa. There are 22 species in this genus as per the 2016 May records.

Hysterocrates

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

  • Hysterocrates affinis
  • Hysterocrates apostolicus
  • Hysterocrates celerierae
  • Hysterocrates crassipes
  • Hysterocrates didymus
  • Hysterocrates ederi
  • Hysterocrates efuliensis
  • Hysterocrates elephantiasis
  • African Red Baboon Tarantula (Hysterocrates Gigas)
  • Hysterocrates greeffi
  • Hysterocrates greshoffi
  • Hysterocrates haasi
  • Hercules Baboon (Hysterocrates Hercules)
  • Hysterocrates laticeps
  • Hysterocrates maximus
  • Hysterocrates ochraceus
  • Hysterocrates robustus
  • Hysterocrates scepticus
  • Hysterocrates sjostedti
  • Hysterocrates spellenbergi
  • Hysterocrates vosseleri
  • Hysterocrates weileri

Physical Description & Identification

Adults

Size: Their abdomen is 10.16 cm (4 inches) long, while they have a leg span of approximately 8 inches (20.32 inches)

Scientific Classification

Color: Spiders of this genus have a black, brown, or gray body.

Other Characteristics Features: Most of them have a significant leg span. The African Red Baboon Tarantula has an oval-shaped abdomen.

Eggs

About hundreds of eggs remain in a silken sac.

Spiderlings

They disperse to be on their own after staying with their mother for about six months.

The Web

They spin a small amount of silk used for covering their egg sac and lining the burrows where they dwell.

Are the Species of the Hysterocrates Genus Venomous

Spiders of this genus are venomous and may bite in defense, which may not cause serious harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately four years
Distribution Central and Western parts of Africa
Habitat Tropical and subtropical regions near forests
Common Predators Skunks, hawks, weasels, and owls
Diet Insects like beetles and grasshoppers as well as other spiders

Did You Know

  • The African red baboon (Hysterocrates Gigas), a species of this genus, is known for its ability to dive into water and prey upon fish.

Image Credits: birdspiders.com

The genus of Hysterocrates belongs to the Theraphosidae family indigenous to the west and central parts of Africa. There are 22 species in this genus as per the 2016 May records.

Hysterocrates

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

  • Hysterocrates affinis
  • Hysterocrates apostolicus
  • Hysterocrates celerierae
  • Hysterocrates crassipes
  • Hysterocrates didymus
  • Hysterocrates ederi
  • Hysterocrates efuliensis
  • Hysterocrates elephantiasis
  • African Red Baboon Tarantula (Hysterocrates Gigas)
  • Hysterocrates greeffi
  • Hysterocrates greshoffi
  • Hysterocrates haasi
  • Hercules Baboon (Hysterocrates Hercules)
  • Hysterocrates laticeps
  • Hysterocrates maximus
  • Hysterocrates ochraceus
  • Hysterocrates robustus
  • Hysterocrates scepticus
  • Hysterocrates sjostedti
  • Hysterocrates spellenbergi
  • Hysterocrates vosseleri
  • Hysterocrates weileri

Physical Description & Identification

Adults

Size: Their abdomen is 10.16 cm (4 inches) long, while they have a leg span of approximately 8 inches (20.32 inches)

Color: Spiders of this genus have a black, brown, or gray body.

Other Characteristics Features: Most of them have a significant leg span. The African Red Baboon Tarantula has an oval-shaped abdomen.

Eggs

About hundreds of eggs remain in a silken sac.

Spiderlings

They disperse to be on their own after staying with their mother for about six months.

The Web

They spin a small amount of silk used for covering their egg sac and lining the burrows where they dwell.

Are the Species of the Hysterocrates Genus Venomous

Spiders of this genus are venomous and may bite in defense, which may not cause serious harm to humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan Approximately four years
Distribution Central and Western parts of Africa
Habitat Tropical and subtropical regions near forests
Common Predators Skunks, hawks, weasels, and owls
Diet Insects like beetles and grasshoppers as well as other spiders

Did You Know

  • The African red baboon (Hysterocrates Gigas), a species of this genus, is known for its ability to dive into water and prey upon fish.

Image Credits: birdspiders.com

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