Subject: Vietnam cave dwelling spider
Location: Marble mountains, near Da Nang, Vietnam
April 13, 2014 12:23 pm
We were exploring a dark cave, in the marble mountains, near Hoi An, Vietnam, in March this year, and came across this spider. It’s hard to tell in the photo we took but it’s leg span was approx 5-6 inches. It had striped markings on it. It was in a pitch black cave, we discovered it trying to find our way using a camera flash! Would be really interested to find out what kind of spider it is!
We cannot say for certain, but the general shape of this spider as well as the size you indicate leads us to believe this is a Huntsman Spider or Giant Crab Spider in the family Sparassidae. We will attempt additional research.
Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly. That is really interesting, thank you!