Atrax

This is a small genus of Australian Funnel-web spiders. This genus originally belonged to other families like Hexathelidae and Dipluridae, at different times.

Atrax Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Sydney Funnel-Web (Atrax robustus)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: The range of such spiders is around 2 in (5.08 cm).

Color: Their bodies could be black or brown.

Other Characteristic Features: Each species is different from each other.

Eggs

Eggs are to be found inside a single sac, numbering around 100.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings leave the eggs shortly after the hatching.

The Web

They male funnel-shaped webs and waits for insects to be victimized.

Are Spiders of Atrax Venomous

Some of the species are dangerous as their venom can affect the nervous system.

Quick Facts

Distribution Australia
Habitat Forest and urban areas
Diet Insects
Web Type Funnel-shaped
Lifespan 4-20 years

Did You Know

  • The English Zoologist, Octavius Pickard-Cambridge, first described the species in 1877.

Image Credit: destepti.ro

This is a small genus of Australian Funnel-web spiders. This genus originally belonged to other families like Hexathelidae and Dipluridae, at different times.

Atrax Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Sydney Funnel-Web (Atrax robustus)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: The range of such spiders is around 2 in (5.08 cm).

Color: Their bodies could be black or brown.

Other Characteristic Features: Each species is different from each other.

Eggs

Eggs are to be found inside a single sac, numbering around 100.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings leave the eggs shortly after the hatching.

The Web

They male funnel-shaped webs and waits for insects to be victimized.

Are Spiders of Atrax Venomous

Some of the species are dangerous as their venom can affect the nervous system.

Quick Facts

Distribution Australia
Habitat Forest and urban areas
Diet Insects
Web Type Funnel-shaped
Lifespan 4-20 years

Did You Know

  • The English Zoologist, Octavius Pickard-Cambridge, first described the species in 1877.

Image Credit: destepti.ro

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