Selenotypus sp. 2


Selenotypus sp. 2 (Selenotypus sp.)

Size: 140mm max

Distribution: Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland

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Selenotypus sp. 2 (Selenotypus sp.)

Selenotypus sp, also known as the Australian Featherleg Tarantula among other common names is Tarantula species that inhabits much of inland North Queensland. Despite having a smaller leg span, Selenotypus generally tend to be a much heavier set than Phlogius. They are known for their beautiful varying colours of orange and red-browns.

The sp. 2 localities come from the northern group of Selenotypus. It is found across the Atherton Tablelands of far north Queensland and can reach a maximum adult size of around 140mm with an average of 120mm for females. They are very long-lived and can live to 20 years.

  • Mildly venomous, can inflict a painful bite
  • Feeds on live insects, crickets are recommended
  • Requires moist substrate to dwell in
  • Can climb smooth surfaces
  • Listed sizes are approximate
  • Can live up to 20 years
  • Residents of Queensland must hold a Native Animal Keepers License