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Top 10 biggest spiders in the world


Goliath bird spider (Birdeater)

  • 2. Giant Crab spider (Huntsman Spider)
  • 3. Salmon pink tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana)
  • 4. Camel spider (Camel spider)
  • 5. Purple tarantula (Xenesthis immanis)
  • 6. Babunovic giant spider (Spider Hysterocrates)
  • 7. Cerbal Arabian (Cerbalus aravensis)
  • 8. The Brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria, Brazil)
  • 9. Tegenaria wall (Tegenaria parietin)
  • 10. Neila-solotopia (Nephila edulis)
  • All caught in the spiders are huge in size and some are large enough to eat birds and rodents. Basically it is poisonous and dangerous, and sometimes very disgusting and ugly (from a human point of view) Arachnida.

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    10. Neila-solotopia (Nephila edulis)

    Ten opens nephila-solotopia: body females is 4cm, if we add to it the length of the limbs, get about 11-13 cm, the size of the males are much smaller, with legs 7-10 mm. Color representatives of this species is most often greenish-yellow, abdomen and head – white color, they are also characterized by toxic venom that can cause damage to human health (non-lethal). Habitats of representatives of nephila-solotopia warm regions of the world (Asia, Australia, South America, etc.).

    9. Tegenaria wall (Tegenaria parietin)

    Arachnids whose body is "only" 7,5-14,5 cm, However, visually tegenaria wall looks a lot more thanks to the huge, intricately curved 8 legs. The spider has a pale color and is considered a better runner for short distances. Today, this species is quite rare, mainly in Asia and Africa, where it chooses to dwell in caves or ruined building.

    8. The Brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria, Brazil)

    Look at the picture, and remember to avoid this spider is vital, as this Brazilian arachnid is among the most poisonous in the world. The length of its body reaches 5-7 cm, with extremities – up to 17 cm habitat – Central and South America, one of the subspecies (running) likes to wander into human dwellings.

    7. Cerbal Arabian (Cerbalus aravensis)

    Cerbal the Arabian is the "new" species of spider, about its existence, scientists only became known in 2010, the Size of the largest known specimens reach 20 cm place of habitation (discovery) – Jordan and Israel, were decisive when choosing the name of a new species. One of the factors that affected this late discovery of the species, is nocturnal of its species.

    6. Babunovic giant spider (Spider Hysterocrates)

    Despite the daunting size, a special hazard for humans it is not – the attack may happen only as a response in the presence of active threats. Individuals of this species (also known as the Cameroon red babinovich spiders) grow to 30.5 cm, body length up to 13 cm As most of the largest spiders of our planet, leads the nocturnal hunt, to slay the victims (crickets, cockroaches, butterflies, and even small mice).

    5. Purple tarantula (Xenesthis immanis)

    The main occupation of the representatives of this arachnid family (related by torontolibrary) eloquently displayed in the title. The predominant habitats are tropical, Colombian forest, where subspecies of a bird there is a large number. Officially registered the maximum parameters of representatives of this class are 34.5 cm (including limbs), however, the average individuals have sizes up to 26 cm Note that the purple tarantulas of danger do not represent.

    4. Camel spider (Camel spider)

    Forced to disappoint the followers of the horror movies: its name camel spiders got absolutely not for eating camels, and the multiple humps on the head, which gives them some similarity with the "ships of the desert". However, camel spiders feed on mammals, lizards, rodents and small birds. Good hunting promotes the ability to reach speeds up to 16 km/h. the size of the representatives of this species – up to 30 cm, considering the length of the limbs.

    3. Salmon pink tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana)

    Interestingly, this species of spider is one of the few representatives which are used by people as Pets. The size of these spiders can exceed 30 cm in its natural habitat are the main food of the birds, serizy, small snakes with lightning quick movements of spiders, the chances of prey survival is minimal.

    2. Giant Crab spider (Huntsman Spider)

    His nickname spiders that are larger than 30cm, received due to the terrifying appearance and exceptional ability to kill the selected victim. The person attack only in self-defense, but it's better to avoid them.


    Goliath bird spider (Birdeater)


    Habitat the collection of tarantovich is South America. Goliath tarantula is characterized by the presence of large (2.5 cm) fangs, with sizes above 30 cm (including limbs), and weight up to 200 gr. Because of their size and greater weight than the Spider-hunter, the Goliath tarantula is the largest spider on the planet. Goliath-tarantulas live in burrows, the main provisions of the data are arachnids birds, mice and snakes. For people not dangerous paralytic poison, which is produced by the glands of spiders of the data is very weak.

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