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Karaops australiensis |
formerly Selenops australiensis (RM)
female: 9 mm|
male: 7 mm
Normally under loose bark, especially on eucalypts; this spider's flattened body and ability to move rapidly sideways means it can hide in small
Unknown but its fangs are very small and the spider is expremely timid so it is unlikely to cause serious illness in humans
This species looks somewhat like a huntsman spider except that it only has 6 eyes (all huntsman species have 8 eyes) and it lacks a scopula on the end of each leg.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many smaller or immature huntsman species.
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Last updated 19 November 2011.