This species is 91% complete

Monocentropus balfouri Pocock, 1897

Socotra Island, Yemen
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IUCN Status
IUCN Red List Status
Monocentropus balfouri
Monocentropus balfouri
Monocentropus balfouri Mature Male

Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Monocentropus balfouri
  • Described By: Pocock, 1897
  • Researcher Profile: Reginald Innes Pocock
  • Genus: Monocentropus
  • Etymology: Named after the collector of the type specimen I.B Balfour
  • Common Name: Socotra Island Blue Baboon

This species is found in the following books :

Females: The prevailing color on the Carapace of the female is metallic powder blue. The Carapace a lighter blue than the legs. The Femur is lite Beige with ventral brush like bristles, the rest of the legs are dark blue. The abdomen is also Beige to lite brown. The Chelicerae are blue. The spinnerets dark Beige to dark Brown.

Males: Sexual dimorphism does not apply. Males are similar to females but has a more slender appearance. The Carapace is darker blue than that of the female. The Tarsus on the Pedipalps of males become bulbous after the ultimate molt. No Tibial apophysis are visible.

Habitat and Type Locality

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