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This spider's body was approximately 5cm long, 12cm including legs.


Found in a muddy area after the rains in the Sinai desert.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Huntsman Spider
Eusparassus walckenaeri Eusparassus walckenaeri – Wikipedia

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mikatzu 6 years ago

Its a "Camel Spider" native of Sinai Desert a kind of "Solifugae"

MouradEl-Touni 7 years ago

Cool, thanks for the update. So we have the huntsman near us!!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Looks exactly like the one in the Wildlife of South Sinai book, which also has this to say: "...flat body and long legs that are not perpendicular to its body like other spiders, but angled, which leads to a sideways motion much like a crab. The lightning speed with which this spider moves has been noted by many Bedouins, prompting them to give a special name to this species: beraira." Thanks for uploading your spotting! :-)

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مدينة كاترينا, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on May 15, 2014
Submitted on May 29, 2014

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