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Smith's tiger Tarantula

Poecilotheria smithi

Description:

The rarest of Poecilotheria found in Sri Lanka, and found distributed only in a small range less than 20 km radius. Could be called point endemic and endangered.

Habitat:

Hill side dry forest with scattered trees. locality being fragmented by human settlements, roads and a huge river (Victoria reservoir)

Notes:

Two major threats 1) illegal collection for pet trade 2) killing by locals (thinking that these giants are deadly)

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6 Comments

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

ayya, can you please add this to my mission
@http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8953471

you will be interested in this mission too
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/6518...

PalindaPerera
PalindaPerera 8 years ago

thanks everyone...go to the link i shared, you can see more pictures!!!!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Wow! amazing spot! never seen one before
great shot Palinda ayya..!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah !!

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Beautiful specimen this is ... Thanks for sharing Palinda !!!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

What a very special spotting!

PalindaPerera
Spotted by
PalindaPerera

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Dec 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 9, 2013

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