HEXATHELIDAE - FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER

FACT FILE - 203

Family

Hexathelidae

Species

Hadronyche pulvinator
Hickman, 1927

Body Length

Female: 16.4mm
Male:

Habitat

Not known, but usually for this family, they can be found under rotting logs in damp areas.

Toxicity

Unknown, but considered to be highly toxic.

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2031

Female. Preserved specimen.
The colour has changed after 90 years in preservative.

2032

Female. Ventral view.

2033

Female. Facing view.

2034

Female. Detail of cephalothorax.

2035

Female. Spinnerets.

2036

Female. Tarsal palp showing spines and claw.

2037

Female. Tarsal palp showing spines and claw.

2038

Female. Detail of legs I and II.

2039

Female chelicera showing teeth.

20310

Female. Claws on legs I and II.

This spider was collected by VV Hickman in 1927 in the Cascades area of Hobart. It is the only recorded specimen of this species known.