The Black Widow, also known as SPIDER in the Nintendo Entertainment System version, is an enemy in the original Final Fantasy. It is a spider-like enemy that appears in dark dungeons, along with other undead enemies. It is an easy enemy to defeat.
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Latrodectus is a genus of spider in the family Theridiidae, many of which are commonly known as widow spiders. Individual species vary widely in size, but in most cases the females are dark and identifiable by reddish hourglass markings on the abdomen. The spiders' venomous bite is considered particularly dangerous because of the neurotoxin latrotoxin, which causes the condition latrodectism, both named for the genus. The female black widow has unusually large venom glands and her bite is particularly harmful to humans.