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Clynotis albobarbatus

Fact Box
Species:
Clynotis albobarbatus (QM)
(or a close relative)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: 5 mm
male: 4.5 mm
Habitat:
This relatively mobile salticid is commonly found among the leaves of eucalypt trees and in leaf litter but can also be found on bark or in unexpected places
Toxicity:
Unknown; a bite from this spider may lead to some local pain but more serious effects are unlikely. It is not strongly aggressive towards humans so any bites will be 'accidental'
Clynotis albobarbatus
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View of the palps
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The female

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many other salticids that lack distinctive surface colour patterns. It is therefore necessary to examine the shapes of the external genital apparatus in order to verify the identification.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 22 april 2014.