8 Largest Spiders in the World, Ranked

At 6.2 oz (175 g), the Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) is the largest spider in the world in terms of mass.

Goliath Birdeater: 12 Inches

The largest spider is the Goliath birdeater, however the gigantic huntsman (Heteropoda maxima) is typically larger and has longer legs.

Giant Huntsman Spider: 12 Inches

Lesiodora parahybana, the Brazilian salmon pink birdeater, is the third largest spider and is only one inch smaller than the largest spider.

Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater: 11 Inches

If you are looking for giant spiders, you should definitely go to South America. An other huge species is Grammastola anthracina.

Grammostola anthracina: 10+ Inches

You could maintain a Colombian giant tarantula or Colombian giant redleg  for household pest control because they consume mice, lizards, and huge insects.

Colombian Giant Tarantula: 6-8 Inches

Due to deforestation in Sri Lanka, the face-sized tarantula (Poecilotheria rajaei) has adapted and is now able to live in abandoned structures.

Face-Sized Tarantula: 8 Inches

The Natural History Museum in London is home to the sole surviving example of the Hercules baboon spider, which was discovered around a century ago in Nigeria.

Hercules Baboon Spider: 8 Inches

The camel spider, or order Solfigae, is a desert-dwelling insect that is frequently camel-colored.

Camel Spider: 6 Inches