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Tamopsis fickerti

Fact Box
Species:
Tamopsis fickerti (QM)
or a related species (see below)
Previous species name:
Tama fickerti
Family:
Hersiliidae
Body length:
female: 7 mm
male: 4 mm
Habitat:
On the dry bark of trees
Toxicity:
A very small timid species
Tamopsis fickerti

The photos presented on this page are of a preserved specimen the surface anatomy of which cannot be seen in enough detail for its species name to be determined with certainty. It may indeed be Tamopsis fickerti, which is listed as being present in South Queensland, but it could also be one of several other Tamopsis species that have been collected from the same general area.

Like other Tamopsis species this spider is adept at changing its colour to match that of the bark it is resting on. Its very long spinnerets are vital for identification purposes.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Tamopsis brisbanensis.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 6 May 2017.