Ceratogyrus

Picture ID 8244

Picture of Ceratogyrus - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

what kind of spider is this? anybody knows?

  • Submitted by: 
    Leonposko
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Photographed: Mar 31, 2018
  • Spider: Ceratogyrus
  • Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Disco

I believe this is Harpactira namanquensis

Disco

As far as I know, they are not very aggressive, but they will rear up if they feel threatened, so if that happens leave them alone. They are not dangerous to humans beyond a fairly painful bite.

Disco

Unfortunately I cannot say for sure with Tarantulas, I would need to see a molt to be certain

Disco

You too!

ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 I was thinking this looked like a Ceratogyrus sp., compare to:
http://www.tarantupedia.com/harpactirinae/ceratogyrus/ceratogyrus-meridionalis

There are a few species in the genus in range. When I have more time I will look at it closer to see if I can narrow it down with any certainty.

Disco

I think this is correct upon a second viewing. I had thought Ceratogyrus all had prominent protrusions or horns, and didn’t think to check meridionalis. Nice catch!