Ctenidae
(Wandering Spiders)

Picture ID 5497

Picture of Ctenidae (Wandering Spiders) - Dorsal

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Hi, I have no idea what kind of spider this is. I found it near the pool at a vacation rental near the beach on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. It was quite large. Hard to venture a guess of accurate measurement due to my terror making the memory seem that it was about 10 feet wide lol

  • Submitted by: 
    Mikeermo
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Photographed: Feb 6, 2018
  • Spider: Ctenidae (Wandering Spiders)
  • Location: Playa Agujas, Costa Rica. Near Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 I think that would have startled me too. I’m not too familiar with the species in your area but this looks like it could be something Ctendidae … possibly Ancylometes bogotensis:
http://www.wandering-spiders.net/fileadmin/_processed_/csm_leetz_bogotensis_panama_01_9fc903d69b.jpg

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