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Possible Cycloctenus species
Possible Cycloctenus species (QM) |
(such as Cycloctenus robustus
but see notes below)
female: 9 mm|
(perhaps 5 mm or less)
Found wandering on tree trunks and in leaf litter in eucalypt forests; no web or retreat known
Unknown; fangs probably too small for a human envenomation; contact with humans is probably a very rare event but treat with caution
Distinguishing features of this spider are the overall body and leg shapes, the pairs of strong spines on the undersides of legs I and II and the pattern
of 8 eyes surrounded by a dark background. Its eye pattern most nearly resembles that of a typical cycloctenid but its leg spine arrangements do not. It is
shown on this page as a possible cycloctenid but the tentative nature of this identification should be noted.
Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A number of species with a generalised body shape.
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Last updated 17 June 2010.