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Elassoctenus species

Fact Box
Species:
Elassoctenus species (QM)
(See notes below)
Family:
Miturgidae
formerly Ctenidae then Zoridae
Body length:
female: about 9 mm
male: about 6 mm
Habitat:
Leaf litter or on green leaves
Toxicity:
Unknown; handle with caution
Elassoctenus species

The Australian Elassoctenus species have not yet been exhaustively studied. In March 2017 only one Western Australian species, Elassoctenus harpax (as shown in the book by ( Framenau et al), was listed by the World Spider Catalog, but several undescribed species have been found in Eastern States, including the one shown on this page which is reasonably similar in appearance to E. harpax.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Some Argoctenus species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 10 March 2017.