Ceratogyrus darlingi (Pocock, 1897)

 

African rear-horned baboon tarantula (fossorial)

Habitat: South Africa (OW)

Body length: ~ 7 cm

Longevity: ♀ ~ 14 years, ♂ ~ 3 years

This species ownes its common name to the horn that grows backwards. In addition to Ceratogyrus marshalli, on which the horn grows straight up, they are among the best-known representatives of the genus. They are incredibly fast and can turn moving to a new enclosure into an adventure. According to reports, it can also be very defensive. They are aggressive eaters who spend a lot of time underground.

current inventory: 0.0.2 (* 2020)

ID: 027, 028

 
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