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Cocchorchestes ferreus

Fact Box
Species:
Cocchorchestes ferreus (QM)
(or a closely related species)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: about 3 mm
male: about 2.5 mm
Habitat:
On leaves in rainforest habitats
Toxicity:
Too small to be hazardous
Cocchorchestes ferreus

This spider is common in the rainforests of North Queensland and its range may extend somewhat further south though it is not known to be present in South Queensland

The remarkable helmet-like cephalothorax on this species makes it easy to identify.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 7 February 2010.