Jumping Spiders
Genus Opisthoncus
Small Garden Jumping Spider
Two-spotted Jumping Spider
Garden Jumping Spider
Biting Jumping Spider
Long-jawed Jumping Spider
Colourful Biting Jumper 
Genus Sandalodes
Double-brush Jumper 
Ludicra Jumping Spider
Flat-white Jumping Spider
Flat-brown Jumping Spider 
Invisible Jumping Spider
Golden Tail Jumper 
Small Brown Jumpers
Salticid Ant Eater
Three-lines Jumper 
Brown Jumper
Black Jumper
Well-dressed Jumper
Other Groups
Small Striped Jumping Spider 
Cytaea Jumping Spider
Aussie Bronze Jumper
Unknown Jumpers


Chink Jumping Spider - Holoplatys sp.


This page contains pictures and information about Chink Jumping Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 12mm
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This is a large jumping spider. It is grey-brown in colour with dark brown patterns on each side of abdomen. Its legs are relatively short, with brown to pale brown in colour.
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The spider has a flattened brown abdomen that is an elongate oval shape. The body shape is perfect for hiding and living in retreat under loose barks.
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The spider hunts on bark, it is well camouflage. Hanging from its safety-line, it jumps down, swings and lands on the insect when the insect just lands on the tree trunk.
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This spider is quite common on smooth tree trunks in Eucalyptus forest in Brisbane.


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This spider with similar colour patterns, smaller abdomen and longer palp. We believe it is the male of this species.  
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This spider was found in Anstead Forest on Oct 2009. It was wandering on a large smooth bark gum tree trunk. 

1. Salticidae Jumping Spiders - Spiders of Australia, Ed Nieuwenhuys, 2009. 
2. Holoplatys complanata - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007.

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Last updated: November 21, 2009.