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Hadronyche modesta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Arachnida
Family  Hexathelidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Araneae
Genus  Hadronyche
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Similar  Hadronyche, Missulena bradleyi, Hadronyche cerberea, Hadronyche formidabilis, Hadronyche infensa

Hadronyche modesta, the Victorian funnel-web spider, is found in Victoria.

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Taxonomy

A member of the genus Hadronyche, the Victorian funnel-web was first described in 1891, by Simon in the genus Atrax, having been collected from the vicinity of the Melbourne. The type specimen is located in Paris.

Description

A small species compared with other funnel-webs, the Victorian funnel-web has a similar coloration to most other funnel-webs, namely a shiny black carapace and black to dark brown legs and chelicerae, with a matt abdomen with a maroon tinge.

Distribution and habitat

The Victorian funnelweb is found in southeastern Australia from the vicinity of Melbourne east through the Dandenong Ranges, East Gippsland and the Bellarine Peninsula.

Bites

Although these spiders are related to the Sydney funnel-web spider, they have not been implicated in any fatalities or serious envenomations. They are only known to cause general symptoms such as headaches and nausea.

References

Hadronyche modesta Wikipedia


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