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Aphonopelma anax, commonly known as the Texas tan tarantula, is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet, due to its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow growth rate. The species is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of 5 inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches 6 inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker.

Distribution and habitat

The Texas tan tarantula is found in Southeastern Texas, and has been documented in Cameron County and Kleberg County. They are also found in Northern Mexico.

References

  1. ^ Hamilton, C.A.; Hendrixson, B.E. & Bond, J.E. (2016), "Taxonomic revision of the tarantula genus Aphonopelma Pocock, 1901 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) within the United States", ZooKeys, 560: 1–340, doi:10.3897/zookeys.560.6264, PMC 4768370Freely accessible, PMID 27006611 

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