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Green Huntsman,  Gnathopalystes sp by melvynyeo Green Huntsman,  Gnathopalystes sp by melvynyeo
Pretty huntsman spider with cool eyes marking :) Taken at night in Singapore.

Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntsman…
Sparassids are eight-eyed spiders. The eyes appear in two largely forward-facing rows of four on the anterior aspect of the prosoma. Many species grow very large – in Laos, Heteropoda maxima males attain a legspan of 250–300 mm (about 10–12 in). Persons unfamiliar with spider taxonomy commonly confuse large species with tarantulas, but huntsman spiders can generally be identified by their legs, which, rather than being jointed vertically relative to the body, are twisted in such a way that in some attitudes the legs extend forward in a crab-like fashion.

On their upper surfaces the main colours of huntsman spiders are inconspicuous shades of brown or grey, but many species have undersides more or less aposematically marked in black-and-white, with reddish patches over the mouthparts. Their legs bear fairly prominent spines, but the rest of their bodies are smoothly furry. They tend to live under rocks, bark and similar shelters, but human encounters are commonly in sheds, garages and other infrequently-disturbed places. The banded huntsman (Holconia) is large, grey to brown with striped bands on its legs. The Badge Huntsman (Neosparassus) is larger still, brown and hairy. The tropical or brown huntsman (Heteropoda) is also large and hairy, with mottled brown, white and black markings. The eyesight of these spiders is not nearly as good as that of the Salticidae (jumping spiders). Nevertheless, their vision is quite sufficient to detect approaching humans or other large animals from some distance.
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DaniPooLuv Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
nice
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raido-ehwaz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Incredibly beautiful.
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CrimsonMewtwo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I swear I love green huntsman so much, ever since I saw a picture of one a couple years ago. I want to play with one...^^' or at least see one in person someday. You has such pretty spiders where you live.
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ssabbath Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
what a beautifull species!
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kobaltkween Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Moohiss Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg... it looks ilke a grape O_o
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Pacific-JapITany Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he's a really pretty spider-- if more looked like this, i woun't mind spiders so much.
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darkqueen333 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HE'S SO CUTE <3
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Gooley527 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Notice the war paint on his face...
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TheAwkwardKhajiit Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
....actually, it's really pretty 
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