Liphistius sp. “Sai Yok”
Giant Trap Door (0.5cm)
This species builds 15-30 cm deep tubes in the habitat in earth slopes, which are closed with a trapdoor.
This species is a bit longer-legged and have a relatively large legspan, the carapace seems to be a bit more elongated than is often the case with Liphistius, with relatively large and powerful chelicrae. However, a taxonomic study has not yet been carried out.
It is also unclear to us whether it is a species that belongs to the Bristowei group or to the Trang group. Geographically, both seem to be possible. The closest type described in terms of type location is Liphistius erawan. However, the habitats are separated by a river as a natural barrier. For Liphistius spp., we assume that this is sufficient for the effective separation of populations.