Scotophaeus blackwalli
(Mouse Spider)

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Picture of Scotophaeus blackwalli (Mouse Spider) - Dorsal

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Is this a baby tarantula?

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Hi, this looks like a Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae), Scotophaeus blackwalli. These are sometimes called Mouse Spiders because of the soft gray hair on their abdomens but shouldn’t be cofused with a genus of medically significant species that shares that common name, they are of no relation to Missulena spp..

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