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Cryptachaea meraukensis

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Species:
Cryptachaea meraukensis
(Note: This spider was suggested to be an Achaearanea species by Greg Anderson but is now shown in Platnick's World Spider Catalog as a Cryptachaea species which can be found in PNG and North Queensland)
Family:
Theridiidae
Body length:
female: about 3 mm
male: about 2 mm
Habitat:
Probably in a small tangled web
Toxicity:
Unknown but probably harmless
Cryptachaea meraukensis
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Another female
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The male

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several other small theridiid species with similarly shaped abdomens.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 December 2014.