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Picture ID 192143

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

about 1.5 inches in diameter when legs are extended. .5 inches in diameter when legs are retracted.

Inside of legs are a plastic looking red

there are small red barbs on the leg

the abdomen of the spider is velvet looking

the fangs are 3mm long

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  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2023
  • Photographed: Nov 18, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Kurri Kurri, Australia
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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I am sure this is an orb weaver. what you mistake for fangs are called pedipalps.
Fangs are a lot smaller and foldedunder the mouth parts.
You might look to Australian museum for your spider ID.
Spiders – The Australian Museum


I agree with Dan that it is an orb weaver. There is a chance it is a male Australian garden orb weaver – Hortophora transmarina (used to be called Eriophora transmarina.)

Last edited 6 months ago by Nod