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The Brazilian Wandering Spider

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on March 19, 2009

The Brazilian Wandering Spider also called Phoneutria fera is a very active and high poisonous spider. The name was named after Brazil because it was first discovered in Brazil. However, this genus is known to exist elsewhere in South and Central America.

This spider is a member of the Ctenidae family of wandering spiders. The Brazilian Wandering spider appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records 2007 for being the most venomous animal.

In this particular genus, there are five known similar species whose members are also highly venomous. They include some of the relatively few species of spiders that present a threat to human beings.

The Brazilian wandering spider can grow to have a leg span of up to 4 – 5 inches. They are large hairy spindly-looking spiders who have eight eyes, two of which are large. Brazilian wandering spiders are fast-moving spiders, their legs are strong and spiny and they have distinctive red jaws which they display when angered.

The Brazilian wandering spider is not a Tarantula. Brazilian wandering spiders are not even in the same family group. Tarantulas are harmless to humans and are mostly ambush killers who wait for prey to come to them. Brazilian wandering spiders are active hunters. Brazilian wandering spiders and Tarantulas do have one thing in common; however, they do not eat bananas.


3 Responses to “The Brazilian Wandering Spider”

  1. turnxaround said

    Great..I have added you on my blog roll! Please add me on yours!!

  2. Faye said

    =^.^= why would they eat bananas? their spiders anyway i need 2 learn about Brazil can u recomend any websites? =^.^=

  3. kathleen west said

    are they in southern california?

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