10 biggest spiders in the world

Native to South America, particularly the Amazon rainforest, this tarantula is one of the largest spiders by mass and size. Despite its name, it rarely preys on birds.

1. Goliath Birdeater

Found in Laos, this spider has a massive leg span, making it one of the largest spiders in terms of overall size. It is known for its rapid movements.

2. Giant Huntsman Spider

Indigenous to Brazil, this species is one of the largest tarantulas, known for its striking pink coloration and large size.

3. Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater

Native to Brazil, this tarantula is known for its vibrant red coloration and is relatively large compared to other tarantula species.

4. Brazilian Giant Tawny Red Tarantula

Found in Argentina and Paraguay, this tarantula is known for its golden-colored joints on its legs. It's a popular species in the pet trade.

5. Chaco Golden-Knee Tarantula

Native to Africa, this large tarantula is known for its distinctive appearance, with a robust body and striking colors.

6. King Baboon Spider

Native to Colombia, this tarantula is one of the largest in the world. It has a robust build and is known for its striking appearance.

7. Colombian Giant Tarantula

Another giant tarantula species from South America, known for its impressive size and appearance. The name reflects its large leg span.

8. Face-Sized Tarantula

These spiders, found in South America, are known for their wandering behavior. They are venomous, and some species are considered medically significant.

9. Brazilian Wandering Spiders

The "sand-dwelling huntsman spider" is a general term for various agile species in the Huntsman Spider family (Sparassidae) found in sandy environments.

10. Sand-Dwelling Huntsman Spider

These spiders vary in size, habitat, and behavior, and some are kept as exotic pets by arachnid enthusiasts. It's important to note that while some of these spiders may look intimidating, most are not considered dangerous to humans unless provoked.