When we think about a spider, what comes in our mind is a small eight legged insect that crawls around the walls building webs. But that’s not always so. Spiders come in various sizes and in this list I have listed out the largest spiders from around the world.
- Huntsman Spider (Scientific name – Heteropoda maxima) – The Huntsman Spider ranks for the first in the list of the Largest spider being the largest spider in the world. This huge spider has a legs span of 300 mm which is equal to 11.8 inches.
- Brazilian salmon pink (Scientific name – Lasiodora parahybana) – The Brazilian salmon pink is a giant spider, native to Brazil as the name suggests. This one is slightly smaller than the Huntsman Spider and ranks second in the list. This big spider size amounts to having a leg span of 270 millimeter or10.6 inches.
- Brazilian ginat tawny (Scientific name – Grammostola mollicoma) – Brazilian ginat tawny is another Brazilian spider that’s in this list of the world’s largest and biggest spiders. It has a leg span of 260 mm or 10.2 inches.
- Goliath tarantula or bird –eating spider (Scientific name – Theraphosa blondi) and Wolf spider (Scientific name – Cupiennius sellei) – There has been a lie between the Goliath tarantula or bird-eating spider and wolf spider as they both have the same size of 254 mm or 10 inches.
- Purple bloom bird-eating (Scientific name – Xenesthis immanis) and Xenesthis monstrosa – Here too these two spiders have a tie as both too have the same size , that is, 230 mm which is equal to a size of 9.1 inches.
- Hercules baboon (Hysterocrates Hercules) – The Hercules baboon is not a baboon as such but a spider with a leg span of 203 mm or 8 inches.
- Hysterocrates sp. – This one has a leg span of 178 mm or 7 inches.
- Tenenaria parietin – This one has a leg span of 140 mm or 5.5 inches.
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