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Karaops species |
(with similarities to K. raveni as presented by (Crews and Harvey)
female: perhaps 9 mm|
male: perhaps 7 mm
Probably under loose bark, especially on eucalypts; this spider's flattened body and ability to move rapidly sideways means it can hide in small
Apparently unknown so this spider should be handled with caution
This species looks somewhat like a huntsman spider except that it only has 6 obvious eyes in a curved row (all huntsman species have two rows of 4 eyes) and it lacks a scopula on the end of each leg.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Karaops australiensis and many smaller or immature huntsman species.
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Last updated 4 january 2013.