Wall Crab Spiders - Selenops australiensis

Family Selenopidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Wall Crab Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Leg to leg 40mm
This spider looks like a huntsman spider except that it only has six eyes instead of eight. Its six eyes are in one row. 
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Family Selenopidae is a small family. Selenops is the only genus in this family and Selenops australiensis is the only species in Australia.

1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, p54.
2. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p32. 
3. Selenops australiensis  - The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2009.

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Last updated: October 09, 2009.