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Tamopsis fickerti

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Tamopsis fickerti (QM)
or a related species (see below)
Previous species name:
Tama fickerti
Body length:
female: 7 mm
male: 4 mm
On the dry bark of trees
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.

Known Range: This is by far the most common Tamopsis species found in Australia and is particularly common from Townsville to Melbourne and across to Adelaide.

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

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 9 January 2022.