Phoneutria is a genus of spiders in the family Ctenidae. Phoneutria spiders have been sighted 6 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Phoneutria includes 4 countries and 0 states in the United States. Phoneutria is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Ctenidae
  • Genus: Phoneutria


Perty, 1833

Sightings Overview

There have been 6 confirmed sightings of Phoneutria, with the most recent sighting submitted on December 29, 2018 by Spider ID member clemens. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 6 sightings because of certain Phoneutria sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Phoneutria spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 6)
  • Sex: 1 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Phoneutria has been sighted 6 times outdoors, and 2 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Low foliage (2). Ground layer (1). Forest (2).

Location and Range

Phoneutria has been sighted in the following countries: Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru.


Phoneutria has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February: 1
  • March:
  • April: 2
  • May:
  • June: 1
  • July:
  • August:
  • September:
  • October:
  • November: 1
  • December: 1

Phoneutria Species

Featured Pictures

Picture of Phoneutria spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phoneutria spp. - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phoneutria spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Phoneutria spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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