Subject: Giant Crab Spider? Panama
Location: Darien, Panama
April 13, 2017 6:18 am
Is this a Giant Crab Spider (Sparassidae)? I found it on rocks in an almost-dry stream bed in Darien, Panama on March 27th (dry season).
Signature: Peter H
This looks more like a Nursery Web Spider in the family Pisauridae to us. We will attempt additional research. Members of the family known as Fishing Spiders are frequently found near water. Here is a similar looking individual from Honduras on Arachnids My Species.