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Monocentropus balfouri
(Socotra Island Blue Baboon)

Featured spider picture The spider species Monocentropus balfouri, commonly known as Socotra Island Blue Baboon, belongs to the genus Monocentropus, in the family Theraphosidae. Monocentropus balfouri spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Monocentropus balfouri includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Monocentropus balfouri is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Mygalomorphae
  • Family: Theraphosidae
  • Genus: Monocentropus
  • Species: Monocentropus balfouri

Other Common Names

Socotra Island Blue Baboon


Pocock, 1897

Primary Colors

Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Monocentropus balfouri (Socotra Island Blue Baboon), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 7, 2018 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Monocentropus balfouri sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Monocentropus balfouri spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Monocentropus balfouri has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Under rock or debris (1). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

Monocentropus balfouri (Socotra Island Blue Baboon) has been sighted in the following countries: Yemen.


Monocentropus balfouri has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

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  • October: 1
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Additional Remarks

Type species.

Featured Pictures

Picture of Monocentropus balfouri (Socotra Island Blue Baboon) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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