What’s the biggest spider?



  • Spiders belong to the kingdom Animalia and order Arachnida.
  • Spiders are the animal known to walk through 8 legs and having the fangs that are able to inject venom in its prey along with the spinnerets that can exclude silk to make its web.
  • Even though some species of spider are considered poisonous, they can bite human beings for their own safety. Even almost the majority of spider bites can just sting more than mosquito bite and are not dangerous.

As everyone is afraid of spiders, even the spiders that we normally see are hardly visible. Have you ever wondered what will be the biggest spider found in nature?

  • The biggest spider according to size and weight is named as Goliath Birdeater 
  • Goliath Birdeater is said to be found in northern South America.
  • The average size of the Goliath Birdeater is said to be around 13 cm in length with 175 gram in weight.
  • The diet of Goliath Birdeater consists mostly of insects and small terrestrial vertebrates, irrespective of its name it rarely consumes any bird as its food.
  • Goliath Birdeater is also known to be consumed as a food as they are edible spiders.
  • Goliath Birdeater are said to be a nocturnal type of animal.

Fun Facts:

  • Goliath Birdeater is known to have eight eyes, however still has a very low vision.
  • If any experienced person wants to have a unique pet, Goliath Birdeater is not a bad choice for a pet.
  • Goliath Birdeater has different lifespan for both the male and female, males are known to live for about 3-6 years whereas females are known to live for about 15-25 years.

Related Questions:

  1. What is the deadliest type of spider?
  2. Who all are the predators of Goliath Birdeater?
  3. What all places can be said as a wild home for Goliath Birdeater?

True or False:

  1. Spider belongs to the kingdom Plantae.
  2. Spiders are animals with five legs.
  3. Spiders can not make their own web.
  4. Spinnerets need to be made for spiders.
  5. The biggest spider is known as Goliath Birdeater.

Objective Quiz:

1. _____ is present in the spider to make silk.

  1. Spinnerets.
  2. Fangs.
  3. Legs.
  4. None of the above.

2. _____ are used by spiders to inject venom in its prey.

  1. Fangs.
  2. Spinnerets.
  3. Legs.
  4. None of the above.

3. Goliath Birdeater is a type of _______.

  1. Nocturnal animal.
  2. Octurnal Animal.
  3. Both 1) and 2).
  4. None of the above.

4. Goliath Birdeater can be ______ as a food.

  1. Consumed.
  2. Poisonous.
  3. Medicinal.
  4. None of the above.

5. Thr average size of Goliath Birdeater is around _______.

  1. 13 cm.
  2. 23 cm.
  3. 33 cm.
  4. 43 cm.

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