Scientific Name: Phormictopus auratus
Common Name: Cuban Bronze Tarantula
Endemic Location: Cuba
Adult Diagonal Leg Span (DLS): 7″
Growth Rate: Medium
Life Expectancy: Females 15 years / Males 4-5 years
Recommended Experience Level: Intermediate
Phormictopus auratus, commonly known as the Cuban Bronze Tarantula, is a new world terrestrial tarantula that is endemic to the island of Cuba. This species is unmistakable in the Phormictopus genus even though there has been much confusion about which species are which. In Latin, auratus means gilded or adorned in gold.