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Gasteracantha falcicornis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Chelicerata
Infraorder  Araneomorphae
Scientific name  Gasteracantha falcicornis
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Araneae
Family  Araneidae
Higher classification  Spiny orb-weaver
Gasteracantha falcicornis
Similar  Spiny orb‑weaver, Orb‑weaver spider, Gasteracantha versicolor, Arachnid, Gasteracantha hasselti

Gasteracantha falcicornis is a species of spider belonging to the family Araneidae. It is found in eastern and southern Africa.

The female, larger and more colourful than the male, has a bright red abdomen decorated with many deep black pits. There is a long, curved black horn at each side and two shorter, straight horns at the front and rear.

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Gasteracantha falcicornis Wikipedia


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