Funnel Web Spiders

Funnel Web Spider

Funnel-web spiders (Atracidae), the most notorious members of Australia’s spider fauna, are found in eastern Australia. There are at least 40 species of funnel-web spiders and they are currently placed in two genera: Hadronyche and Atrax. They are medium to large spiders, varying from 1 cm – 5 cm body length. Males are more lightly built than females. Body […]

Funnel-Web Spiders in Australia

The Sydney Funnel-web Spider (Atrax robustus) The Sydney Funnel-web Spider (Atrax robustus) is believed to be limited to an area of about 160 kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other species of Funnel-Web Spider are found in Eastern Australia, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. They are probably the most venomous aggressive spider in the world, […]

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