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Antilles pinktoe tarantula

Avicularia versicolor


"The Antilles pinktoe tarantula (Avicularia versicolor) also known as the Martinique Red Tree Spider or the Martinique Pinktoe, is naturally docile, although it is quick and can jump up to 30 cm far or high. It is the sole genus possessing type II urticating hairs for defense, but unlike terrestrial new world tarantulas it generally does not kick them, choosing to instead press them against the perceived threat when used. Bites from this type of spider are rare, if provoked it flees. Bites are not dangerous; comparable to a wasp sting."


"The Antilles pinktoe, is native to Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Caribbean Sea, but is a popular spider pet due to its docile character and unique coloration."


Spotted during a dayhike in the central island region.

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28 Comments (1–25)

steven.flores 9 years ago

Hey great photo. I am a grad student of the UPR of Mayaguez. I am interested on studying the tarantulas of Puerto Rico. Would like to know where you saw this tarantula. You can contact me at

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations !!

ajiwsu 9 years ago

nice picture..!

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Lovely! Congrats!!!!

jovaz 9 years ago

Thanks again everyone!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations! Very cool spotting.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago


NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations !!

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 9 years ago

Wonderful pictures! Congrat for the SOTD.

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Awesome..! Congrats for the SOTD..:-)

RodrigoLopez 9 years ago

Beautiful !

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

nice spotting gongrats man!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

very nice series - congratulations on your SOTD!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats in SOTD with this beautiful shot Jovas

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Fantastic spider and photo. Congratulations.

KarenL 9 years ago

Wonderful capture! I'm so pleased to see a spider getting the honor of SOTD!

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago

Congratulations :-)

jovaz 9 years ago

Thank you everyone! She was a lovely (and lively) subject!

Jeannette 9 years ago

Congratulations :)

LisaPowers 9 years ago

Congrats on SOTD. Beautiful spider and great info.

williefromwi 9 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD award. Well done, fantastic detail.

Smith'sZoo 9 years ago


jinggay.raso 9 years ago

hey nice color for a favorite color BLUE! sorry but when it comes to spider of any kind i am scared!!!!

Yasser 9 years ago

Jovaz, this beautiful tarantula has been chosen as Spotting of the Day! Congratulations for the honor! We love your collection so far and we hope to see many more spottings from you.

"Antilles pinktoe tarantulas are arboreal (tree-dwelling). They spin elaborate funnel webs in which they spend most of their time. "


MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Nice capture!

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Llanos, Puerto Rico, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Jul 29, 2012


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