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Clubionid species

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Species:
Clubionid species (QM)
Family:
Clubionidae
(Note: Many members of the Family Clubionidae, notably Cheiracanthium species, were moved from this family to the Miturgidae but may soon be restored as clubionids)
Body length:
female: 6 mm
male: 5 mm
Habitat:
This species can be shaken from green leaves in eucalypt forests. It makes a retreat consisting of a short tunnel of silk in which the spider rests when not foraging. It is a fast-moving spider and so may also be found in unusual places
Toxicity:
This small spider is not known to cause illness in humans but should still be handled with caution
Clubionid species
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Oblique view
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Another specimen
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Underside of spider
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Its retreat
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Another species?
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Underneath spider
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Another view
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Its epigynum

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Gnaphosid species, some members of the Family Miturgidae, and a variety of other spider species that have an 'unspecialised' body and leg shape.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 19 March 2009.