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Jumping spider

Fact Box
Species:
Opisthoncus magnidens (QM)
or a related species
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 10 mm
male: 8 mm
Habitat:
On the leaves and bark of trees
Toxicity:
Unknown; may at least produce local pain
Opisthoncus magnidens

The unusually large 'tooth' associated with each fang is the reason for the species name magnidens or 'large tooth'.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None, although many other salticid species have a superficially similar body shape.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 4 February 2002.