Spiders in Cuba

Cuba is a paradise of the Caribbean. Its location is one of the reasons why it has a diverse yet unique wildlife. It is home to a wide array of beautiful creatures including species of spiders. There are dangerous species of spiders, and they tend to blend with people in the island. If you have plans of visiting Cuba, it is best if you equip yourself with the right information about spider species that you might encounter during your trip.

Spiders in Cuba

Spiders in Cuba Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Cuba

Swift Crab Spiders (Mecaphesa Celer)Hentz Jumping Spiders (Hentzia Palmarum)Bold Jumping Spiders / Bold Jumpers Spiders (Phiddipus audax)
Regal Jumper Spiders (Phidippus regius)Silver Argiope or Silver Garden Orb Weaver Spiders (Argiope argentata)

Biggest Spiders in Cuba

Rustic Wolf Spider (Trochosa Ruricola)Cuban Bronze Tarantula (Phormictopus Auratus)

Most Venomous Spiders


  • Cuban Bronze Tarantula – Phormictopus Auratus


Brown Spider Chilean Recluse (Loxosceles laeta) - Imagine a spider called the Chilean recluse. It's known to be the most dangerous of its kind because of its strong venom. While its name hints at its home in Chile, you can also find it in places like Ecuador, Argentina, and Brazil.… Continue Reading >

Less Venomous Spiders

Nursery Web Spiders (Pisauridae)

Six Spotted Fishing Spider Six-spotted Fishing (Dolomedes triton) - Discover the Six-spotted Fishing Spider, often known as the dock spider. These large, semi-aquatic spiders are daytime hunters. They're experts at waiting near water edges, among bushes, ready to catch their next meal.… Continue Reading >

Orb Weavers

  • Versicolor Long-Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha Versicolor

Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae Family)

  • Diminutella Huntsman Spider

Wolf (Lycosidae)

  • Rustic Wolf (Trochosa ruricola)