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Eriauchenius gracilicollis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Araneae
Family  Archaeidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Arachnida
Suborder  Araneomorphae
Genus  Eriauchenius
Rank  Species
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Scientific name  Eriauchenius gracilicollis
Similar  Archaeidae, Palpimanoidea, Mecysmaucheniidae, Hersilia, Hickmania

Eriauchenius gracilicollis is an assassin spider. It is merely 2mm long and catches other spiders with venomous fangs at the end of its hugely elongated jaws (chelicerae).

Contents

These animals normally run upside down.

Etymology

From Latin gracilis "slender" and collum "neck".

Distribution

This species is endemic to Madagascar.

References

Eriauchenius gracilicollis Wikipedia


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