Spiders in Oman

Oman is strategically located in the southeastern part of the Arabian peninsula. It is widely known as a desert region consists of mountains and coastlines. Oman’s location attracts all forms of wildlife. In fact, its location is a perfect thriving place for different spider species. Keep on reading below to find out more information about the different types of spiders that you might encounter when visiting Oman.

Spiders in Oman

Spiders in Oman Identification Chart

Common Spiders in Oman

Common House Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum)

Biggest Spiders in Oman

Giant Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda maxima)

Most Venomous Spiders

Cobweb Spiders/Tangle Web Spiders (Theridiidae)

False Black Widow Spider False Black Widow (Steatoda grossa) - The False Black Widow spider is part of the Steatoda genus and is frequently confused with the more dangerous Black Widow Spider. Known by various names, including 'cupboard spider' and 'brown house spider' in Australia, this species sometimes earns the label of a pest in certain areas.… Continue Reading >

Female Brown Widow Spider Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus) - The Brown Widow Spider is a cool spider that belongs to the cobweb spiders family. Some people know more about its cousin, the Black Widow, but the Brown Widow has its own interesting story.… Continue Reading >

Male Redback Spider Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) - The Redback spider, often called the Australian black widow, comes from places in Australia. Nowadays, you can find it all over Australia and even in New Zealand.… Continue Reading >

Widow Spider Widow (Latrodectus) - Meet the Latrodectus spiders, often known as true widows! They're part of the cobweb spider family. By July 2017, there were 31 types of them, living everywhere except Antarctica.… Continue Reading >

Wolf Spiders

  • Mediterranean Spiny False Wolf Spider – Zoropsis spinimana

Desidae Spiders

Black House Spider Size Black House (Badumna insignis) - The Black House Spider, sometimes called the common black spider, calls Australia home. But, you can also spot them in Japan and New Zealand. They have a dark, strong look but are quite shy.… Continue Reading >

Less Venomous Spiders

Orb Weavers

Banded Garden Spider Banded Garden (Argiope trifasciata) - The banded garden spider is a common spider with two types: Argiope trifasciata deserticola and Argiope trifasciata kauaiensis. They prefer warm places and usually aren't around in cold winters because they don't like the chill.… Continue Reading >

Argiope Lobata Lobed Argiope (Argiope lobata) - Discover the Argiope lobata, a fascinating orb weaver spider that makes its home across three continents. Here, you'll find intriguing facts and details about this widespread spider.… Continue Reading >

  • Sumptuous Golden Orb-weaver – Trichonephila sumptuosa

Jumping Spiders

  • Adanson’s House Jumper Spiders – Hasarius adansoni
  • Pantropical Jumping Spider – Plexippus paykulli

Huntsman Spiders (Sparassidae Family)

Giant Huntsman Spider Size Giant Huntsman (Heteropoda maxima) - The Giant Huntsman spider has a big claim to fame: it has the longest legs among all spiders! Found in the Laos region, this spider is also super speedy. It chases its prey really fast!… Continue Reading >