Mexican red-knee spiders are considered "near threatened" by the IUCN and are on Apendex II of CITES, which limits trade of individuals between countries. It is illegal to catch and sell wild individuals. Mexican red-knee spiders are at risk because of the pet trade and habitat destruction.
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: appendix ii
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: lower risk - near threatened
- Cites, 2009. "Cites Species Database" (On-line). Cites Species Database. Accessed November 10, 2009 at http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/species.html.
- IUCN, 2009. "Euathlus smithi (Red Kneed Tarantula)" (On-line). The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. Accessed November 10, 2009 at http://redlist.org/apps/redlist/details/8152/0.