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Pediana regina

Fact Box
Species:
Pediana regina
(as shown by R. Mascord and Whyte and Anderson in their 2017 book; see below)
Family:
Sparassidae
formerly Heteropodidae
Body length:
female: 25 mm
male: 19 mm
Habitat:
Usually under loose bark
Toxicity:
Unknown; potentially hazardous to humans so handle with caution
Pediana regina
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The underside
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Bark camouflage
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Another female
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Male and female

The spider shown above is a good match for a photo presented in the following book: Whyte R. and Anderson G. (2017) "A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia" CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria.

The legs of this huntsman spider do not curve forward to the same extent as for most other sparassids. The pattern on the upper surfaces of the abdomen is distinctive but is similar to some Australian Isopedella species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Isopedella flavida.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 9 February 2018.