Triangular Spider (clavatus)

Scientific Name: Arkys clavatus

Other Common Names: Triangular Spider

Species documented in 1890 by Keyserling.

Description

The female triangular spider (clavatus species) can grow up to 6mm in body length, with the male growing to approximately 4mm (Mascord, 1970).

It has a distinctive triangular abdomen, and the first two pairs of legs are strong and face forward similar to that of salticid spiders (Atkinson, 2006).


Reproduction/Lifecycle



Habitat

This species uses ambus tactics to catch prey, and therefore does not build a web (Atkinson, 2006).

Diet



Miscellaneous



Found in:

QLD,


References/Bibliography:

Mascord, R. 1970. Australian Spiders in Colour, Reed, Wellington.

Atkinson, Ron. 2006. The Find-a-spider Guide, triangular spider, University of Southern Queensland. Available from: <http://www.usq.edu.au/spider/find/spiders/134.htm> [Accessed 3 May 2007]