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Costa Rican Tiger Rump Tarantula

Cyclosternum fasciatum


Cyclosternum fasciatum is a species of a new-world tarantula native to Costa Rica. Also known as Costa Rican Tiger Rump, its maximum legspan of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) makes it a rather small tarantula species, yet it is one of the largest of its genus. Male adults have tibial hooks on the front pair of their legs.


Ranges from tropical forests of Costa Rica and Guatemala. Stunning burrowing species. Spiderlings are very small and prey on micro crickets and fruit flies.

1 species ID suggestions

sjl197v2 5 years ago
Costa Rican Suntiger Tarantula
Metriopelma zebratum Metriopelma zebratum | ------- Arácnidos de Centroamérica -------

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sjl197v2 5 years ago

The abdomen banding pattern shows is zebratum, two thin orange bands in front of the urticating hair patch, which do not join together and do not merge to give an orange spot anterior to the urticating patch. It is often wrongly confused with those sold in the pettrade as 'Cyclosternum fasciatum'

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.31, Long: -84.82

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012

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