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The following species cannot legally be sold or traded across state lines. It is likely that more species in this genus will be ESA listed in the future. If and when this happens, the list will be updated here.

Poecilotheria fasciata

Poecilotheria ornata

Poecilotheria smithi

Poecilotheria subfusca (highland and lowland)

Poecilotheria vittata

Brazilian Endemic

Below is a list of all of the Brazilian endemic (only found in Brazil) tarantula species known to enter the US hobby up to 2018.

This list was created by compiling all known Brazilian endemic tarantula species (as per the World Spider Catalog), and checking each species for any history of being kept in the US prior and up to 2018. While we did our best, it is possible we may have missed some species. There are 3 blank spaces at the end of the Brazilian endemic survey for you to add any species we may have missed.

Acanthoscurria geniculata

Acanthoscurria juruenicola

Acanthoscurria natalensis

Acanthoscurria paulensis

Avicularia avicularia morphotype 2

Avicularia geroldi

Avicularia taunayi

Avicularia variegata morphotype 1

Cyriocosmus bertae

Cyriocosmus bicolor

Dolichothele diamantinensis

Dolichothele exilis

Dolichothele mineirum

Dolichothele rufoniger

Ephebopus uatuman

Grammostola iheringi

Grammostola pulchra

Iridopelma hirsutum

Iridopelma zorodes

Kochiana brunnipes

Lasiocyano (ex. Pterinopelma) sazimai

Lasiodora difficilis

Lasiodora fracta

Lasiodora itabunae

Lasiodora klugi

Lasiodora parahybana

Lasiodora striatipes

Nhandu chromatus

Nhandu coloratovillosus

Nhandu tripepii

Pachistopelma bromelicola

Pachistopelma rufonigrum

Pamphobeteus crassifemur

Pamphobeteus grandis

Proshapalopus amazonicus

Typhochlaena seladonia

Vitalius dubius

Vitalius vellutinus

Ybyrapora diversipes

Ybyrapora sooretama

We are aware that new Brazilian species have continued to be smuggled in after 2018.

Poecilotheria subfusca "highland"

Poecilotheria subfusca "highland"

Photo: Emile Weber

Acanthoscurria geniculata

Acanthoscurria geniculata

Photo: Emile Weber

Dolichothele diamantinensis

Dolichothele diamantinensis

Photo: Emile Weber

These species will not be considered for this project.

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