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Sphodros atlanticus
(Atlantic Purse-web Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Sphodros atlanticus, commonly known as Atlantic Purse-web Spider, belongs to the genus Sphodros, in the family Atypidae. Sphodros atlanticus spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Sphodros atlanticus includes 1 countries and 1 states in the United States. Sphodros atlanticus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Mygalomorphae
  • Family: Atypidae
  • Genus: Sphodros
  • Species: Sphodros atlanticus

Other Common Names

Atlantic Purse-web Spider


Gertsch & Platnick, 1980

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Sphodros atlanticus (Atlantic Purse-web Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on May 17, 2018 by Spider ID member spider23. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Sphodros atlanticus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Sphodros atlanticus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 0 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Sphodros atlanticus has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Ground layer (1).

Location and Range

Sphodros atlanticus (Atlantic Purse-web Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Sphodros atlanticus has also been sighted in the following states: North Carolina.


Sphodros atlanticus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

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  • May: 1
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Featured Pictures

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