Top 10 Largest Giant Spiders

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.



 If you liked this article, and would love to read something even more interesting about spiders then check this out

The Top 10 Deadliest Spiders

First 10 Animals in Space

Top 10 Singles in The Uk in The Past 10 Years

Top 10 Most Expensive Films and Movies

Stress and Death- You’re Dying Slowing Due to Stress


Liked it
20 Responses to “Top 10 Largest Giant Spiders”
  1. ShadowPsychos Says...

    On June 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

    scary stuff :)

  2. Jimmy Shilaho Says...

    On June 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Quite a big one, but then spiders are not eight legged insects but arthropods of the class Arachnida.

  3. Blaber Blogger Says...

    On June 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    i suppose those photos of the spiders really scared You out ha ha

  4. Blaber Blogger Says...

    On June 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    @leo tolstoy
    yes i know spiders do not belong to the insect class as insects are six legged and it has 8. i just wrot it to simplify stuffs

  5. giftarist Says...

    On June 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Fascinating and also creepy animals. Great share, friend.

  6. Blaber Blogger Says...

    On June 29, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Yes it is fascination and very dangerous too. i hate spiders

  7. goliathman Says...

    On September 5, 2010 at 11:15 am

    goliath birdeater is biggest spider in world….

  8. Lily Says...

    On October 2, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I no realise that conquering my fear of any spider is not so easy. Luckily, the bigest spiders we get in Wales are house spiders. I hope…

  9. Matthias Says...

    On January 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

    WOW, you all really have no idea about spiders and tarantula’s.
    Your pictures are wrong, and the sizes are wrong. NO Grammastola is bigger than a Theraphsoa.
    And Huntsman are common house spiders. Please do a little fact checking for posting on a SCIENCE blog!

  10. Beth Says...

    On January 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I agree with Matthias. Lots wrong with this article. Many incorrect statements are made and the photos aren’t even matchiing up to most of the names.

  11. Bri Says...

    On March 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    This article is waaaaaay off. A lot of this isn’t true, and if you want to learn about giant spiders you should be looking else where. And these pictures suck.

  12. Laura McGehee Says...

    On May 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

    ew. iFrickinn HATEHATEHATE Spiders , But iHave To Do A Presentation about it in my Frickinn Classs. /: Just Lookin at Themm , makess me Get The Frickinn’ Chillls!

  13. Rob Says...

    On June 29, 2011 at 11:35 am

    This article is just rediculous, I have both the Goliath bird eater and huntsmen in my pet collection. The goliath is biggest of the birdeaters and is bigger than the huntsman and both of mine are mature females. Legspan is roughly the same but the bulk on the goliath is tremendous and officially reconised as the world biggest spider!!!

  14. terrence Says...

    On July 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    What is surprisin is that the camel spider isn’t mentioned n ANY of this. Peple thought it was a myth cause soilders exaggerated about how big they were overseas but PICTURES DON’T LIE IN THIS CASE!! These “creatures” r HUGE!! If u think not google camel spiders..

  15. aidan Says...

    On December 27, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    coulnt be more wrong. The huntsman is big, there was 1 im mu room the other day. but the goliath bird eating spider is close to 3 times its sise.

  16. Misti Says...

    On February 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

    “Camel spiders” aren’t spiders bro. They’re in the scorpion family. And it shouldn’t be Mr Arrogant, it should be Mr Dumbass. This post is trash. Here, I have an alternative education method. Why don’t you order an orange baboon tarantula & a rose hair tarantula? That’d educate you very thoroughly on the differences between spiders. I’m currently doing research because I’m getting my 1st T today, and I certainly don’t need to be coming across information that is complete and utter bullshit from an uninformed idiot. Seriously, get those two Ts if you live by yourself with no children in the house. You’ll fucking learn something.

  17. Pink:))) Says...

    On March 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    i am scarred to death of spiders this is going to make it hard to sleep tonight!

  18. yoni Says...

    On June 21, 2012 at 1:03 am

    I know that I’m really “tardy to the party” on this one, but seriously: Mr. Arrogant? Take this article down. It is DIRECTLY misinformative, and most of these names doing even match up with colloquial translations of the spider names yo u have given. The scientific name you have for the wolf spider? That’s the central American wandering spider. A spider which is an almost-cream shade of light brown. Please…just freaking STOP.

  19. brenda k Says...

    On October 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I absolutely, positively hate spiders no matter whether big or little! Having said that you are probably wondering why I’m even looking at pictures of giant spiders. Its like coming across an accident and one hates blood but can’t stop looking at the accident.

  20. Banzu89 Says...

    On March 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Where be the camel spiders? I know im not the only one who’s seen one………

Post Comment
comments powered by Disqus