General Description

Small, colourful spiders with eight eyes arranged in three or four rows with forward-facing anterior median eyes (the front, middle eyes) which are clearly the largest. Legs stout with two tarsal claws (at the ends of the legs) and claw-tufts. Body length 2-15 mm.


These spiders are active hunters, able to jump several centimetres to catch their prey - a large distance considering their size. They build a silk retreat for resting, moulting and protecting the egg sac.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


On and under bark or rocks, in vegetation and on walls of houses and fences.

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