Atlas of African Spiders

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SpiderMAP:   6454
Province:   Inhambane
Country:   Mozambique
Locus:   2235AB
Observer:   christine read
Date of record:   2016-12-03
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   A single adult male baboon spider was seen around 9pm on Saturday 3rd December at our house on the San Sebastian Peninsular or Sanctuary Game Reserve as it is known. There was a dead male about a metre away - also showing the same purple coloration. Following a tough drought there had been approximately 180mm of rain two weeks previously. Please call me 0825648333 for further information. I have put an urgent request through to my staff and the Sanctuary Manager Mr Guillaume van Wyk to look for more males.
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:25:14
Sp. code:   700110
Species name:   FAMILY Theraphosidae
Common name:   Unidentified Theraphosidae
Family:   Theraphosidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:  
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 6454 - photo: 1
VM-number: 6454 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Ian Engelbrecht
Date:   2016-12-15 11:50:05
Species name:   FAMILY Theraphosidae -- Unidentified Theraphosidae
Species code:   700110
Comment number:   2
By:   Dimitri Kambas
Date:   2018-10-08 11:03:00
Species name:   Idiothele sp.
Species code:   700620

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