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Paraplatoides christopheri

Fact Box
Species:
Paraplatoides christopheri
(ID based on a paper by Marek Zabka - seen notes below)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: unknown; maybe 6 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
This species probably lives under loose bark in eucalypt forests but little is known about it
Toxicity:
Only likely to cause local inflammation and pain
Paraplatoides christopheri
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Among the distinguishing features of this male are its elongate shape and the pair of white spots near the rear end of the abdomen. The female of this species apparently has never been described so it may differ in appearance relative to the male shown above.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Paraplatoides nigrum? and some Holoplatys species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 14 September 2010.