This page contains pictures and information about Long-jawed Spiders
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 12mm
- Long-jawed Spiders are also known as Four-jawed Spiders. Notice the large jaws, they are the huge chelicerae and fangs of the
spider. This spider build small horizontal or inclined orb web about 20cm in
- The spider is light yellow to white in colour, with very long and
thin legs. The body is long and narrow. They are usually found near fresh water, such as creek and pond. They build webs at night and hide
on grass during the day. They are common in Brisbane bushes.
- 1. Long-jawed
spider - The Find-a-spider Guide for the Spiders of
Southern Queensland, Dr Ron Atkinson, 2009.
- 2. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson
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