||Spider family Theraphosidae
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||P.20 5th paragraph: "Longest life span—∼40 years. In spiders, data about life span in the wild are extremely scarce. It was assumed that the enigmatic Tasmanian cave spider, Hickmania troglodytes (Higgins & Petterd) (Austrochilidae), reaches a life span of several decades (Doran et al., 1999). The greatest longevity documented is found in Theraphosidae in captivity, with certain species having a life expectancy of more than 30 years (data on Theraphosa and Aphonopelma, primary sources)."