Skeleton Tarantula-Ephebopus murinus

Skeleton Tarantula

Sex: Female

Latin name: Ephebopus murinus

 Native Home: The Skeleton Tarantula is a terrestrial, semi- fossorial, lowland forest-dwelling species native to northern Brazil, French Guiana, and Suriname. Its common name is derived from the skeleton-like markings on its legs.

Size: The Skeleton Tarantulas has a leg span of about 4.5 inches, though females can grow as large as 6 inches.

Diet:  The Skeleton Tarantula feeds on ground-dwelling insects, worms and small mammals.

Lifespan: Female Skeleton Tarantulas can live 14-15 years old. Males are given a shorter lifetime from 3-4 years.