A spider from Ethiopia, who know ?

bluethroat

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Hello,

I need your help to identify these big spiders (diameter : about 5 inches). Location : Danakil Desert, North Ethiopia, near the Erithrean border...

Thanx !





 

gunslinger

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I'd venture to guess its a Giant Huntsmen of some sort, from the genus Heteropoda.
 

Gigas

Arachnoprince
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Straight to genus is a bit optimistic, it may be right though. definately looks like a member of Sparassidae
 

Cupiennius

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Could be a Eusparassus spec. As far as I know there are some species quite common in Ethiopia. Awesome spider, no question about that! :worship:
 

bluethroat

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Thanks a lot for all these infos, and yes : it looks like an Eusparassus, I found some pics about a near species in Morocco (E. dufouri)...
 
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