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www.quora.com/Which-species-of-spiders-have-only-six-legs

However, some spiders have adapted their two front legs for purposes other than walking, and in these cases the front legs may be so diminished in size as to be inconspicuous. Other spiders, such as the Nursery Web Spider, have a habit of holding their first two leg pairs very close together, giving the appearance of only six legs.

www.reference.com/pets-animals/spiders-six-legs-37b0fe4604...

All spiders have eight legs. Like insects, which have six legs, spiders belong to the phylum Arthropoda but are members of a different class, Arachnida. There are about 40,000 species of spiders. All species have two body segments instead of three as insects do, and all are carnivorous and venomous.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider

Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs able to inject venom.They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all orders of organisms. Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica, and have become established in nearly every habitat with the exceptions of air and sea ...

www.answers.com/Q/Do_spiders_have_six_legs

Some similar animals have many more legs than spiders, and some have only six legs. They are all animals that (a very long time ago) came out of the same family background.

www.answers.com/Q/Does_a_spider_have_8_legs_or_6_legs

no because e all spiders have 8 legs but the daddy long legs has only 6 so it Can not be part of the archnic family plus all spiders have a two piece body while, daddy long legs has a 3 piece body ...

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I just found a spider crawling up the wall in my hallway. What struck me is that the spider apparently has six legs. I sure didn't pull them out, and I don't see how it could have lost them otherwise (though I guess it's possible), so I don't know what kind of spider this is.

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I'm afraid the guy above me is getting confused. Harvestmen are arachnids, but crucially are not spiders, so they are irrelevant to this question. In any case, harvestmen do have eight legs, as do all other arachnids and thus spiders. What do not have eight legs are crane flies, commonly also known as daddy longlegs.

www.kidzone.ws/lw/spiders/facts02.htm

Spider’s legs are covered with many hairs. The hairs pick up vibrations and smells from the air. At the end of the legs are, at least, two small claws. Spiders have 48 knees. Yup, count them…eight legs with six joints on each. Spiders do not have a skeleton inside their bodies. They have a hard outer shell called an ‘exoskeleton’.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_anatomy

Spiders typically have eight walking legs (insects have six). They do not have antennae; the pair of appendages in front of the legs are the pedipalps (or just palps). Spiders' legs are made up of seven segments. Starting from the body end, these are the coxa, trochanter, femur, patella, tibia, metatarsus and tarsus.