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Possible amaurobiid species

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Species:
Possible amaurobiid (QM)
Family:
Amaurobiidae?
Body length:
female: about 6 mm
male: perhaps 5 mm
Habitat:
This species is usually found in leaf litter and apparently does not use a web to catch its prey
Toxicity:
Unknown; contact with humans is probably not a rare event but the fangs are almost certainly too small for a significant envenomation
Amaurobiid species?
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Front view
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Side view
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Underside of spider

The borders between the Families Amaurobiidae, Dictynidae and Desidae are inadequately defined, at least in the Australian context, so the family indicated above may be incorrect.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A variety of spider species where the body and legs have no distinguishing specialisations.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 17 June 2010.