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Cocchorchestes ferreus (QM)|
(or a closely related species)
female: about 3 mm|
male: about 2.5 mm
On leaves in rainforest habitats
Too small to be hazardous
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.
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Last updated 7 February 2010.