Phormictopus cancerides, known as the Hispaniolan giant tarantula, is a tarantula native to the Dominican Republic, where it is called cacata; Haiti, where it is called araignée-crab; and Cuba, where it is rare. It occurs from the West Indies to Brazil. During the day they hide under rocks and debris and come out at night to look for prey. .
|LATIN NAME||Phormictopus cancerides|
|ADULT SIZE||8in (18cm)|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||18 x 12 x 12 (45 x 30 x 30cm) minimum|
|LIFE-SPAN||20+ years - Female 3-7 years - Male|