This highly sought after favorite in the hobby is absolutely stunning. As its common name implies, it is known for having beautiful blue iridescent legs. Sexual dimorphism is pronounced in this species with males turning brown at maturity. The movements of this species are much more unpredictable compared to most others, so great care should be taken as it is known for its aggressiveness, speed, and potent venom.
* Adapted from The American Tarantula Society
Name Meaning: lividum means blue and black
Name and Description History:
Haplopelma lividum Smith, 1996