Top Ten Big Scary Looking Animals


It’s almost Halloween, and to get you into the season of fright here are some big and terrifying animals! Don’t worry, most aren’t dangerous to us, but it’s fun to take a peek at some big and creepy looking species.

1) Japanese Spider Crab

The largest known arthropod. Adults can reach 4 meters long.

Japanese Spider Crab

2) Giant Marine Isopod

These big carnivorous crustaceans are 19 to 36 cm long.

Bathynomus giganteus

3) Black Flying Fox:

Australia’s largest bat. Their wingspan is over 1 meter.

Black Flying Fox (Pteropus alecto)
Photo credit James Niland

4) Goliath Tigerfish

They have 32 sharp teeth and can weigh over 49 kg.

goliath tigerfish
Photo credit Gafa Kassim

5) Emperor Scorpion

The largest scorpion. They can weigh up to 30 g.

Emperor Scorpion
Photo credit Josh More

6) Goliath Bird-eating Spider

The world’s heaviest spider with legs up to 28 cm long.

goliath bird eater spider Theraphosa blondi

7) Asian Giant Hornet

The largest hornet, reaching over 5 cm in length.


8) Tarantula Hawk

This large wasp hunts tarantulas, which they use to lay their eggs on.

tarantual hawk
Photo credit Ian Morton

9) Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

The largest known jellyfish, its tentacles can reach up to 60 m long.

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
Photo credit Arnstein Ronning

10) African Giant Millipede

The largest species of millipede, growing 8 to 11 inches in length.

African Giant Millipede
Photo credit charles tilford

Which of these animals did you find the scariest? Let us know in the comments!