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Mt Tamborine trapdoor

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Species:
Euoplos species (QM)
(Note: Dr. Robert Raven of the Queensland Museum has transferred some former Arbanitis species to this genus)
Family:
Idiopidae, formerly Ctenizidae
Body length:
female: about 35 mm
male: about 30 mm
Habitat:
In a burrow probably with a door
Toxicity:
This spider may exhibit an aggressive stance but seems to have venom of low toxicity
Euoplos species
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Door in place
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Burrow opened

. There are at least three similar species on Mt Tamborine but these are difficult to distinguish and their species names are therefore uncertain.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Euoplos species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 22 January 2009.