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Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-eating Tarantula

Lasiodora parahybana
Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-eating Tarantula
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern
Northeastern Brazil

The Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-eating Tarantula is a relatively large spider originating from northeastern Brazil, hence its common name.  This spider typically grows to a leg span of 20 cm (8 in), although occasionally exceptional specimens can reach leg spans of 25 cm (10 in, with 11.5 inches specimens recorded).  Large females can weigh upwards of 100 grams.  This tarantula is one of the largest in the world, often cited as the second or third largest (after the Theraphosa blondi).  In their natural environments the Brazilian salmon pink tarantula has even been known to prey on some small snakes.

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