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Portacosa cinerea

Fact Box
Species:
Portacosa cinerea
(The identification of this spider is as shown below)
Family:
Lycosidae
Body length:
female: 25 mm
male: 19 mm
Habitat:
This species lives in a burrow in the ground, this normally having a door that is hinged on one side. P. cinerea is found widely across Australia but mostly well inland.
Toxicity:
Bites may cause mild illness but no testing of the venom of this species has been done
Portacosa cinerea
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Another specimen
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Rear view
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Another female
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Under female

The of this species was derived from the following research paper: Framenau V.W. (2017) Evolutionary Systematics 1, 77-86.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 2 July 2021.