Sydney funnel-web spider

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Sydney funnel-web spider
Male Sydney funnel-web spider in a warning posture.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Infraorder: Tuberculotae
Superfamily: Hexatheloidea
Family: Hexathelidae
Genus: Atrax
Species: A. robustus
Binomial name
Atrax robustus
O.P.-Cambridge, 1877
Synonyms
  • Euctimena tibialis Rainbow
  • Poikilomorpha montana Rainbow

A Sydney funnel-web spider or Atrax robustus is a funnel-web spiders. Their bite is very serious and venomous and has killed 13 people since 1927. It is found in Sydney, Australia.

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