A Lycosa tarantula (2369) Lycosa tarantula was a species of spider. They were found on Titus IV. Miles O'Brien kept a tarantula named "Christina" as a pet in the early 2360s while he served aboard the USS Enterprise-D. Though Chief O'Brien was once afraid of spiders, he took her in as a pet after almost stepping on her on Titus IV. He once showed Christina to Lieutenant Barclay, who wasn't particularly fond of it. (TNG: "Realm of Fear") The spider shown in the episode is not in fact a Lycosa tarantula, but a Brachypelma hamorii, a species of true tarantula from Mexico. Lycosas are wolf spiders, and not actually tarantulas. Tarantulas fall into the family Theraphosidae.It should be noted that Christina was never seen, nor mentioned during the entire run of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine or any other time than "Realm of Fear" on Star Trek: The Next Generation. External link Edit Lycosa tarantula at Wikipedia Retrieved from "https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Lycosa_tarantula?oldid=2319045" Categories: Animals Add category Cancel Save Languages: Deutsch Community content is available under CC-BY-NC unless otherwise noted.