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Poecilotheria metallica (Gooty Tarantula)

Wikipedia Abstract

Poecilotheria metallica is a species of tarantula. It reflects brilliant metallic blue colour. Like others in its genus it exhibits an intricate fractal-like pattern on the abdomen. The species' natural habitat is deciduous forest in Andhra Pradesh, in central southern India. P. metallica was first discovered in the town of Gooty, a fact reflected in some of its common names: Gooty sapphire ornamental tree spider, Gooty sapphire, and Gooty tarantula. Other common names are metallic tarantula, peacock parachute spider, peacock tarantula, or salepurgu.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Poecilotheria metallica


Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes



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1Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
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