Unidentified

Picture ID 171912

Picture of unidentified spider

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I found this little crawly on my bathroom door. I've seen it before moseying its way around the toilet area in my bathroom, but I wasn't able to snap a photo then. It's about the size of a quarter, maybe a little longer due to the legs.

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is? Every time I search online, I keep getting brown recluse, but when I investigated "my" spider up close, I didn't see the distinct violin markings on its abdomen and its legs don't seem to be the same shape/meaty size as what a conventional recluse has.

But needless to say, I'm a bit nervous because I do have a cat that loves to hunt spiders and insects, so I'd like to know if it's poisonous or not so I can relocate the spider outside next time I see it or leave it indoors if it's beneficial to the household.

Thanks all!

  • Submitted by: 
    Pursupink
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2023
  • Photographed: Jan 12, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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BugmanDan

It is not a recluse. First hunch is a spitting spider. A profile shot, I could be more certain.
Genus Scytodes – BugGuide.Net
These guys are about as harmless as they com and will feed on recluse if you have them.