Huntsman species identification

dragontears

Arachnoknight
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I've done a search on the board and on google and I'm having trouble finding a way to ID or key out huntsman spiders. The one I have is from Ecuador, any suggestions on species?







 

beetleman

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i could be wrong,but it does resemble heteropoda venataria,being they are pretty much cosmotropical worldwide,just a hunch:D very cool spider
 

dragontears

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I did a search for that species and a lot of the pictures had spiders with the top row of eyes more spread out than mine. Is that a species characteristic or individual variation?

Thanks again!
 

beetleman

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hmm, i'm not sure could be different variant,being they are from different locals:? hunstsmans can be tough to identify,wish i can help more,the ones we have down here in fla. look very much like yours(almost identical) the males being more mottled color and females more brown. like yours.
 
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