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Omoedus swiftorum |
(identification based similarities with a Papua New Guinea species; see notes below)
female: perhaps 4-6 mm|
male: perhaps 4 mm
Rainforest habitats in Northern Australia
May cause local inflammation
The spider shown on this page has surface markings and a body shape somewhat similar to that for the species, Omoedus swiftorum, described in the following
paper: Zhang JX and Maddison WP (2012) "New euophryine jumping spiders from Papua New Guinea (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae)" Zootaxa, Vol. 3491, 1-73.
However, because the spider in the above image was photographed in the Cairns region of Queensland it may be a different but
closely related Omoedus species.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A variety of other salticid species.
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Last updated 21 December 2016.