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Spotting

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

A nice-sized very quick spider.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Wandering Spider
Family: Ctenidae


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2 Comments

Ornithoptera80
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, https://abload.de/image.php?img=p1060135....

Tukup
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 https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/42... 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.

Tukup
Spotted by
Tukup

Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

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

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