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Pelicinus species

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Species:
Pelicinus species (QM)
(formerly Myrmopopaea sp.)
Family:
Oonopidae
Body length:
female: 1-3 mm
male: 1-2 mm
Habitat:
The typical habitat of this species is probably among dead leaves in leaf litter
Toxicity:
Much too small to be hazardous
Pelicinus species
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Its 6 eyes

The spider shown above matches the description of the genus Pelicinus as provided in the following paper: Platnick N.I. (2012) "The Goblin Spider Genus Pelicinus (Araneae, Oonopidae), Part 1", American Museum Novitates No. 3741, 1-44. There appear to be several Australian Pelicinus species, all very similar in appearance, so no attempt has been made to decide the correct species name for the spider shown on this page.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many other oonopid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 4 June 2017.