Picture ID 52036

Picture of unidentified spider

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Found this dead in my pool in Dunsborough WA. And do not know what it is , some typ of Funnel-web?

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  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2019
  • Photographed: Jan 20, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Dunsborough, WA, Australia
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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It is not a funnel web.

See the spur/spine on the first pair of legs? This identifies that it is a type of trapdoor spider, from either the family Nemesiidae or Idiopidae. They have large fangs that they *could* use to defend themselves if you annoyed it, but they are not classed as ‘medically significant’. Male spiders are often found wandering in search females.

Some (not all) male funnel web spiders have the spur on the second pair of legs.