This species is 55% complete

Grammostola rosea (Walckenaer, 1837)

Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
7.7/10 rating (35 votes)
IUCN Status
IUCN Red List Status

Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Grammostola rosea
    • Mygale rosea Walckenaer, 1837
    • Mygale rubiginosa Nicolet, 1849
    • Lasiodora rosea C. L. Koch, 1850
    • Eurypelma rosea Ausserer, 1871
    • Eurypelma spatulatum F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1897
    • Citharoscelus kochii F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1899
    • Citharoscelus kochii Pocock, 1899
    • Citharoscelus spatulatus Pocock, 1903
    • G. spatulata Simon, 1903
    • G. argentinense Strand, 1907
    • G. cala Chamberlin, 1917
    • G. spatulata Bücherl, 1951
    • G. spatulata Bücherl, 1951
    • G. spatulata Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1961
    • G. cala Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1961
    • G. spathulata Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1962
    • G. spathulata Legendre & Calderón, 1984
    • G. cala Legendre & Calderón, 1984
    • G. cala Smith, 1986
    • G. spatulatus Smith, 1986
    • G. cala Smith, 1987
    • G. spatulatus Smith, 1987
    • G. spatulata Hancock & Hancock, 1989

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The Grammostola rosea tarantula (Chilean rose), also known as the Chilean flame tarantula, Chilean fire tarantula or the Chilean red-haired tarantula or the Chilean rose hair tarantula (depending on the colormorph), is probably the most common species of tarantula available in pet stores today.

G. rosea originates in the northern Atacama Desert region of Chile, where it lives in the driest deserts on earth. G. rosea is a common pet of tarantula rearers. Females have been known to live as long as 15–20 years, but due to the limited time they have been available on the market (and hence for extensive study) it is possible that they may live considerably longer than 20 years.

Habitat and Type Locality

Sub Families

11

Genera

130

Species

980

Articles

411

Authors

201