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Unknown sparassid

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Species:
Unknown sparassid
Family:
Sparassidae
formerly Heteropodidae
Body length:
female: Uncertain
male: Uncertain
Habitat:
This rainforest spider lives on tree trunks or other objects that have crevices suitable for it to hide in. Little else is known of its habits.
Toxicity:
Uncertain but probably harmless
Unknown sparassid
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This unusual huntsman was found in inland New South Wales. In many respects it resembles the genus Neosparassus but the V-shaped mark on its abdomen is not typical of the more common Australian Neosparassus species.

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


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 9 July 2016.