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Beregama cordata

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Species:
Beregama cordata
(Identification of this species is as described in the notes below)
Family:
Sparassidae
formerly Heteropodidae
Body length:
female: 30 mm
male: 27 mm
Habitat:
On or under leaves and loose bark in eucalypt forests
Toxicity:
Little is known of the toxicity of this spider so it should be handled with caution though it probably is not very aggressive towards humans
Beregama cordata
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This spider was identified primarily from the contents of the following paper: Hirst, D.B. (1990) "A review of the genus Isopeda L. Koch (Heteropodidae: Araneae) in Records of thee South Australian Museum, 24, pages 11-26. It has a similar appearance to a number of Australian huntsman species, especially Neosparassus species, but there is no black patch on the underside of the abdomen as seen on members of the genus Neosparassus. The Beregama cordata specimen shown on this page was found in North Queensland but the range of this species extends down into NSW.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Beregama aurea and some other yellow-brown sparassids, most of which probably will be Neosparassus species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 6 May 2018.