Phrynarachne ceylonica
(Bird-dung Crab Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Phrynarachne ceylonica, commonly known as Bird-dung Crab Spider, belongs to the genus Phrynarachne, in the family Thomisidae. Phrynarachne ceylonica spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Phrynarachne ceylonica includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Phrynarachne ceylonica is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Thomisidae
  • Genus: Phrynarachne
  • Species: Phrynarachne ceylonica

Other Common Names

Bird-dung Crab Spider


(O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1884)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Phrynarachne ceylonica (Bird-dung Crab Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 17, 2018 by Spider ID member gransomeuk. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Phrynarachne ceylonica sightings reporting incomplete data.

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

Location and Range

Phrynarachne ceylonica (Bird-dung Crab Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Malaysia.


Phrynarachne ceylonica has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

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