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Omoedus swiftorum

Fact Box
Species:
Omoedus swiftorum
(identification based similarities with a Papua New Guinea species; see notes below)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female: perhaps 4-6 mm
male: perhaps 4 mm
Habitat:
Rainforest habitats in Northern Australia
Toxicity:
May cause local inflammation
Omoedus swiftorum

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.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 21 December 2016.