Top 10 Largest Spiders in the World

Saturday, October 20th 2012. | Largest


When we think about the spider, what come to mind are small eight-legged insects that crawl on the walls of the building nets? But it was not always so. Spiders come in various sizes and in a list we can see the top 10 largest spider in the world.

10. Tenenaria Parietin – This one has a leg span of 140 mm or 5.5 inches.

9. Camel spider

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Camel spider


Camel spiders, (sometimes known as sunspiders or sun scorpion) is one of 800 species of order Solifugae (formerly Solpugida) of the arthropod class Arachnida. They called because of their humped heads, not because they eat camels. Body length is usually half an inch to 2 inches, although this is more like 6 inches, including legs.

8. Hysterocrates sp. – This one has a leg span of 178 mm or 7 inches.

7. Hercules Baboon (Hysterocrates Hercules)

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Hercules Baboon


The Hercules baboon is a spider which have a leg span of 203 mm or 8 inches.

6. Purple bloom bird-eating (Scientific name – Xenesthis immanis)and monstrosa Xenesthis

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Purple bloom bird-eating


Here also two spiders have a tie because they also have the same size, namely, 230 mm, which is equal to the size of 9.1 inches.

5. Goliath tarantula or bird –eating spider (Scientific name – Theraphosa blondi) and Wolf spider (Scientific name – Cupiennius sellei)

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Goliath Tarantula


There has been a lie between Goliath tarantulas or bird-eating spiders and wolf spiders because they both have the same size 254 mm or 10 inches.

4. Brazilian Ginat Tawny (Scientific name – Grammostola mollicoma)

Brazilian ginat tawny other spiders that are on this list the largest spider in the world and the largest. It has a leg span of 260 mm or 10.2 inches.

3. Brazilian Salmon Pink (Scientific name – Lasiodora parahybana)

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Brazilian Salmon Pink


The Brazilian salmon pink is the giant spider, native of Brazil as the name suggests. This one is slightly smaller than the Huntsman Spiders and ranks second in the list. This amount is huge spider size to have a leg span of 270 millimeters or10.6 inches.

2. Huntsman Spider (Scientific name – Heteropoda maxima)

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Huntsman Spider


The Huntsman Spider for the first rank in the list of Biggest spider became the largest spider in the world. These large spiders have a leg span of 300 mm is equal to 11.8 inches.

1. The Birdeater Goliath

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The Birdeater Goliath


Native rain forest region of northern South America, these spiders have up to one centimeter in 30 (12) long leg span when fully extended and weighs more than 120 grams. Wild species birdeaters goliath is dug in, found usually in marshy areas or swamps. birdeaters Goliath usually live in burrows in the ground that they have either dug themselves or have previously abandoned by rodents or other similar creatures. Birdeater Goliath is largest spider in the world.


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