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Parachute Peacock or Gooty Sapphire Ornamental - native to Kerala, India

The Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) is a critically endangered tarantula found in Southeastern India and Sri Lanka.

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Gooty Tarantula, one of the rarest spiders in the world, from India

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Gooty Tarantula - Endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka, civil unrest and deforestation have led to habitat loss.

This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location which is severely fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2. Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka Status: Critically Endangered

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