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Among the largest whipspiders in the world, little is known of the Baja Whipspider’s natural history. Like all whipspiders it is believed to be nocturnal, hiding away during the day and becoming active at night.

baja whipspider on a rock

Did You Know?

Whip spiders aren't true spiders. They belong to the order Amblypygi, whereas true spiders belong to the order Araneae. Whip spiders have more in common with whip scorpions, as they share features such as an antennae-like first set of legs.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Acanthophrynus coronatus

Pacific coast of Mexico


Zoo Location:
World of the Insect