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Pungalina albobarbata

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Species:
Pungalina albobarbata
(Formerly Clynotis albobarbatus but renamed as explained in the notes below)
Family:
Salticidae
Body length:
female:75 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
This relatively mobile salticid is commonly found among the leaves of eucalypt trees and in leaf litter but can also be found on bark or in unexpected places
Toxicity:
Unknown; a bite from this spider may lead to some local pain but more serious effects are unlikely. It is not strongly aggressive towards humans so any bites will be 'accidental'
Pungalina albobarbata
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The female
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Another specimen
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This species has been renamed Pungalina albobarbata on the basis of the following published paper: Richardson B.J. (2016) "New genera, new species, and redescriptions of Australian jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)", Zootaxa 4114(5), 501-560.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Many other salticids that lack distinctive surface colour patterns. It is therefore necessary to examine the shapes of the external genital apparatus in order to verify the identification.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 12 October 2017.