Theraphosa blondi
(Goliath Bird-eater)

Featured spider picture The spider species Theraphosa blondi, commonly known as Goliath Bird-eater, belongs to the genus Theraphosa, in the family Theraphosidae. Theraphosa blondi spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Theraphosa blondi includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Theraphosa blondi is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of September.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Goliath Bird-eater, Goliath Bird-eating Spider


(Latreille, 1804)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Theraphosa blondi (Goliath Bird-eater), 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 Theraphosa blondi sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Theraphosa blondi spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Theraphosa blondi has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Ground layer (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Theraphosa blondi (Goliath Bird-eater) has been sighted in the following countries: France.


Theraphosa blondi has been primarily sighted during the month of September.

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  • September: 1
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Additional Remarks

Type species.

Featured Pictures

Picture of Theraphosa blondi (Goliath Bird-eater) - Female - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconDec 7, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconSep 24, 2004
  • RickCWest
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  • Location iconKaw Mountains, French Guiana, France
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