Top 9 Giant Tarantula Spiders of India

Tarantula spiders are largest species of spiders in the world, belong to the family Theraphosidae. There are 9 species of Tarantula Spiders found in India, Poecilotheria or tiger spiders are the largest spiders found in India.

Indian Ornamental (Poecilotheria regalis)

Indian Ornamental Tree Spider is a arboreal tarantula species, found in the Western and Eastern Ghats of India. The Indian ornamental live in holes of tree and one of the most popular species of tarantula in India.

Wessel’s Tiger Ornamental (Poecilotheria tigrinawesseli)

Tiger Ornamental arboreal tarantula is endemic to Eastern Ghats of India and similar to Poecilotheria formosa, Reported from locations around Andhra Pradesh.

Red Slate Ornamental (Poecilotheria rufilata)

Gooty Sapphire Ornamental (Poecilotheria metallica)


Poecilotheria metallica is the only blue species of old world tarantula spiders, found only in deciduous forest in Andhra Pradesh. This Blue Tarantula species is listed as critically endangered and very unique due to its blue color.

Rameshwaram Ornamental (Poecilotheria hanumavilasumica)


Mysore Ornamental (Poecilotheria striata)

Mysore Ornamental tarantula is endemic to India, found in dry deciduous forest of Mysore but also reported from Pamban on Rameshwaram Island.

Bengal Spotted Ornamental (Poecilotheria miranda)

Saleem Ornamental (Poecilotheria formosa)


Aaleem ornamental tarantula is a beautiful species of parachute spider, found only in Eastern Ghats region of India. The dense forest of Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh is also home to other species of tarantula.

Annandaliella Travancorica

Annandaliella Travancorica tarantula spider found only in the Western Ghats. This species of tarantula spider is a type species and one of the lesser known Tarantula in India.

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