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A moderately large spider has a body length of about 3-3.5 cm and a leg span of 15-17 cm. The body is a fuzzy dark brown and the legs are dark brown with light brown patches, especially towards the toes.


Found on outside wall of cement block bldg (700 masl) in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.


A nice-sized very quick spider.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Wandering Spider
Family: Ctenidae

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Ornithoptera80 a month ago

Great find!, could be a spider in the genus, (Ctenus). Some specimens of Phoneutria fera come quite close like this one,

Tukup a month ago

Felix & Ornithoptera, thanks for the input. I'm sure it is in the Ctenidae family, which includes the Brazilian Wandering Spider, but this one isn't a Brazilian Wandering Spider. You would never get this close to one of them without it assuming the posture shown in my spotting of one Also, the marking aren't right. I assume it's one of the huntsman or tropical wolf spiders that are so plentiful here but haven't been able to nail down a Genus species.

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Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

Spotted on Jul 23, 2015
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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