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Clubiona robusta

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Species:
Clubiona robusta (JS)
or a related species
Family:
Clubionidae
Body length:
female: 13 mm
male: 10 mm
Habitat:
Under loose bark, frequently in a silken brood chamber (like that of miturgid species) if female
Toxicity:
Uncertain; may cause mild illness in humans
Clubiona robusta
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A live female
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Another specimen
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Female underside
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The male

This is considered to be the most common clubiona species in Australia. Useful identifying features of this spider are the large chelicerae (forwards-pointing in males) and the fact that the chelicerae and carapace are dark at the front but the latter becomes progressively lighter towards the rear. The abdomen typically has a pattern of dark dorsal chevron-like markings.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Cheiracanthium species and Ariadna species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 25 April 2017.