Is this a Brazilian Wandering spider?

wes1234

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Found it in Costa Rica in the wild Osa Peninsula.

It was about 5-6 inches long and snuck into my yoga mat. Emerged when I picked up the mat and safely flung it a couple of feet away.
 

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pannaking22

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Certainly Ctenidae, but I'm not sure if we can ID it as Phoneutria from the photo. Cupiennius can be found in Costa Rica as well and they can look very similar.
 

wizentrop

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Looks like a Phoneutria to me.
Most likely Phoneutria bolivienisis, which is the only species known from Costa Rica.
 

Ceymann

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Count your lucky stars mate, esp considering you are a male.
 

Tigrosa

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Cool find. Don't mess with it :p of course they aren't overly aggressive, but I wouldn't test it.
 
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