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1 Goliath birdeater
The habitat of these representatives of the tarantula family is South America. The tarantula goliath is distinguished by the presence of large (up to 2.5 cm) canines, with sizes over 30 cm (including limbs), and weighing up to 200 grams. It is because of its size and greater weight than that of the Hunter Spider that the Tarantula Goliath is considered the largest spider on our planet.
Goliath birdeater live in burrows, the main food for these arachnids is birds, mice, and snakes. They are not dangerous for people - the paralytic poison that the glands of these spiders produce is very weak.
2 Giant Crab Spider (Huntsman Spider)
The spiders, whose dimensions exceed 30 cm, got their nickname due to their terrifying appearance and exceptional ability to kill the chosen victim. A person is attacked exclusively in self-defense, but it is still better to bypass them.
3 Salmon-pink bird-eating spider (Lasiodora parahybana)
Interestingly, this type of spider is one of the few, whose representatives are used by people as pets. The size of such spiders can exceed 30 cm; in their natural habitat, the main food is birds, lizards, small snakes - thanks to the lightning-fast movements of spiders, the chances of prey for survival are minimal.
4 Camel spider (Sun spiders)
We are forced to disappoint the adherents of horror films: the camel spiders got their name not at all because of eating camels, but due to the presence of several humps on their heads, which gives them some resemblance to the "ships of the desert". However, camel spiders feed on mammals: lizards, rodents, as well as small birds. Successful hunting is facilitated by the ability to reach speeds of up to 16 km / h. The size of representatives of this species is up to 30 cm, taking into account the length of the limbs.
5 Purple Bloom Bird-Eating Spider (Xenesthis immanis)
The main occupation of the representatives of this spider family (related to the tarantula) is eloquently reflected in the name. The predominant habitat is the tropical Colombian forests, where a large number of tarantula subspecies are found. The officially registered maximum parameters of representatives of this class are 34.5 cm (including limbs), but average individuals are up to 26 cm in size. Note that purple tarantulas do not pose a danger to humans.
6 Giant Baboon Spider (Spider Hysterocrates)
Despite its frightening size, it does not pose a particular danger to humans - an attack can occur only as a response in the presence of an active threat. Individuals of this species (also known as red Cameroon baboon spiders) grow up to 30.5 cm, body length is up to 13 cm. Like most of the largest spiders on our planet, it predominantly hunts at night, killing victims (crickets, cockroaches, butterflies, and even small mice).
7 Cerbalus aravensis
Cerbalus aravensis is the "newest" species of spiders, scientists only became aware of its existence in 2010. The sizes of the largest individuals known today reach 20 cm. Its habitat (discovery) - Jordan and Israel, became decisive when choosing a name a new kind. One of the factors that affected such a late discovery of the species is the nocturnal lifestyle of its individuals.
8 Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria Brazil)
Look at the photo, and remember: it is vital to avoid encounters with this spider since this Brazilian arachnid is among the most venomous in the world. The length of its body reaches 5-7 cm, together with the limbs - up to 17 cm. Habitat - Central and South America, one of the subspecies (running) love to climb into human dwellings.
9 Tegenaria parietina
Arachnid, whose body is "only" 7.5-14.5 cm. However, visually the wall tegenaria looks much larger - thanks to the huge, bizarrely curved 8 legs. The spider is pale in color and is considered the best short-distance runner. Today, this species is quite rare in nature, mainly in Asia, Africa, where it chooses caves or destroyed buildings for habitation.
10 Nephila-goldworm (Nephila edulis)
The top ten is ended by the Nephilo-gold-weaver: the body of females is 4 cm, if you add the length of the limbs to it, you get about 11-13 cm, the size of the males is much smaller, together with the legs - 7-10 mm. The color of representatives of this species is most often greenish-yellow, the abdomen and head are white, they are also distinguished by toxic poison that can harm human health (not lethal).
The habitats of the representatives of the Nephil-gold mirrors are the warm regions of the planet (Asia, Australia, South America, etc.).
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