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Sonoran Desert Spiders
Olios giganteus (Giant crab spider)



 Olios giganteus

 Olios giganteus

 Olios giganteus

(Giant crab spider)
Habitat: Arizona and Sonora deserts
Food Habits: insectivorous
Active Period: nocturnal
Size: large
Number of Legs: 8
Leg Characteristics: legs attached to cephalothorax
long legs,moves like a crab
may bite but not dangerous

Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Arachnida
Order Araneae
Family Hetropodidae
Genus Olios
species giganteus


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Natural History of the Sonoran Desert and Refuge