Australian clubionids are a widespread, little-studied family of ground and foliage hunting spiders. They are medium to large, body length 4-30mm, with rectangular cephalothorax, squarish at the rear. They have 8 eyes. The back row of eyes is wider. Fangs can be aligned diagonally. The chelicerae or jaws are porrect, meaning pointing forward. The abdomen is generally elongated and roughtly oval, to slightly triangular. The spinnerets are all about the same length. Legs I, II, and III are directed forward. Leg IV is obviously longer than the others. Most have silken retreats usually at the tips or or between outer leaves of shrubs, often in gardens. They have two claws at the end of the tarsus and dense claw tufts. For a long time the only described Australian genus was Clubiona for which many new species await description. More recently Peroneta has been found in the northern tropics.
Clubiona modesta L. Koch, 1873 Small Clubiona
A common spider in parks and gardens. Females are usually found in a silken retreat in a folded green leaf, in all types of woodlands, dry...
Clubiona sp. Juvenile Rinn Avenue Bunya
An intriguingly pattered Juvenile Clubiona sp. very small, about 3.5mm body length found in dry eucalypt acreage north west of Brisbane.
Clubiona sp. near C. elaphines North Stradbroke island
A medium to large spider, females to 20mm, likely to be widespread throughout most habitats in eastern Australia from beaches to deserts. Usually...