Triangular Spider (clavatus)
Scientific Name: Arkys clavatus
Other Common Names: Triangular Spider
Species documented in 1890 by Keyserling.
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).
This species uses ambus tactics to catch prey, and therefore does not build a web (Atkinson, 2006).
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]