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Synalus angustus

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Species:
Synalus angustus (RM)
(Dr R Raven)
(The World Spider Catalog says this is the only Synalus species on the Australian mainland)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 9 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
This species does not build a web or snare but rests on bark of similar colour so that it is not detected by prey that approach it
Toxicity:
Probably harmless to humans but handle with caution
Synalus species
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This spider is not often found but can be recognized by its uniform brown colour, unusually stout first pair of legs and overall shape. The abdomen of the female is more rounded than that of the male.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 July 2017.