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Ixamatus webbae

Fact Box
Species:
Ixamatus webbae
(as identified by Dr. Robert Raven)
Family:
Nemesiidae
formerly Dipluridae
Body length:
female: about 25 mm
male: about 22 mm
Habitat:
Females live in a burrow, usually in rainforest locations; the males wandering during the breeding season
Toxicity:
Unknown but the male (at least) may cause serious illness in humans so treat with caution
Ixamatus webbae
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Male, close view

This species is not often found by members of the public in South-east Queensland because it prefers rainforest locations which tend to be within National Park boundaries.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: The males of a number of other mygalomorph species (the identification of this species requires the involvement of an expert).


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 31 October 2009.