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Genus Heteropoda

Large Spider - Heteropoda venatoria - male Heteropoda venatoria - female Heteropoda venatoria - female giant crab spider - Heteropoda venatoria - female Shed skin - Heteropoda venatoria Large brown spider in North Central Florida - Heteropoda venatoria Extremely large spider (5 Huntsman - Heteropoda venatoria
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Sparassidae (Giant Crab Spiders)
Genus Heteropoda
Other Common Names
Huntsman Spiders
Explanation of Names
Author of name: Pierre André Latreille. First year published: 1804.
Heteropoda translates to 'with unequal legs' in Greek.
1 species found in the USA (Heteropoda venatoria)
Heteropoda venatoria: introduced to the Gulf States & California (also lives in other tropical ecozones all over the world).