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Crab spider

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Species:
Stephanopis corticalis (RM)
(or perhaps S. ornata)
Family:
Thomisidae
Body length:
female: 7-12 mm
male: 4-6 mm
Habitat:
Usually on tree bark that matches them in colour, which makes resting spiders hard to see
Toxicity:
Unknown; may be too small to cause illness in humans and this also is a slow-moving, non-aggressive species
Stephanopis corticalis
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View from above
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The male?
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Side view
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Oblique view

This species is most common in dense eucalypt forests.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Stephanopis altifrons and Stephanopis cambridgei.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 26 December 2006.