High quality model of a female brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria nigriventer). These spiders are also known as Aranhas armadeiras, which means 'armed spiders' in portuguese and indicates to their highly poisonous venom and their aggressive behavior.
Phoneutria spiders are listed as the world's most venomous spiders. Phoneutria nigriventer is known to hide in dark and moist places in or near human dwellings, an effective antivenom is available so fortunately few fatalities occur.
The genus Phoneutria (Greek for 'murderess') contains eight scientifically described species; one of the most notorious being P. nigriventer.
Brazilian wandering spiders usually don´t build webs, they rather go hunting on the forest floors, trees and in the vegetation.
The Phoneutria is popularly nicknamed 'banana spider' since specimens occasionally are shipped accidently whithin banana supplies to North America and Europe, where they often cause fear and chaos when discovered.
The model is 100% polygonal. Hairs are a single object, as well as the eyes.
The model has a polycount of 5,467 quads without hair, when the hair object is activated the total number of quads is 10,210 with 11,882 vertices.