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Unknown salticid

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Species:
Unknown salticid (QM)
(with similarities to some Cytaea species but now considered to be an undescribed species probably more nearly related to Opisthoncus species)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 4 mm
male: about 3 mm
Habitat:
This salticid may be found wandering on green leaves, bark or any other surfaces above ground level, probably using its colour scheme to provide camouflage
Toxicity:
A bite by this spider may lead to pain and local inflammation but it is small and slow-moving so the risk is not high
Unknown salticid
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Side view
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Underneath female
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Leg shapes
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Eye arrangement
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Female epigynum
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Under carapace
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Fissident tooth

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some other brightly coloured salticids.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 December 2016.