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Sondra aurea

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Species:
Sondra aurea (QM)
(see notes below)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 4 mm
male: 3.5 mm
Habitat:
This small salticid is most often found in leaf litter but may sometimes hide under loose bark of trees
Toxicity:
This species may be too small to present a significant hazard to humans but may cause local inflammation and pain
Sondra aurea
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Adult female
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Leg spines
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Underneath female
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Teeth on chelicerae

While the spider images shown on this page closely resemble the drawings shown by Davies and Zabka for Sondra nepenthicola only six teeth can be seen on the inside edge of each chelicera whereas the Zavies/Zabka illustrations show eight teeth there. This may indicate that at least some of the specimens presented on this page are Sondra aurea rather than S. nepenthicola itself.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several salticid genera with bodies that lack distinctive anatomical specialisations.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 23 April 2014.