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Maratus splendens (Rainbow 1896)

This close relative of the widely-distributed M. pavonis has only been found around Sydney. The bright red color on the upper surface of the carapace and a crescent of iridescent blue to black scales between the rearmost eyes distinguish it from M. pavonis.

Male, flaps not extended


Maratus splendens
Photo: Jurgen Otto

Male displaying


Maratus splendens
Photo: Jurgen Otto

Maratus splendens from the Wildflower Garden reserve in the Sydney suburb of St. Ives


Maratus splendens from the Wildflower Garden reserve in the Sydney suburb of St. Ives
Photo: Jurgen Otto

References


  • PECKHAMIA 96.1, 1 December 2011, 1―27 - An illustrated review of the known peacock spiders of the genus Maratus from Australia, with description of a new species (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae) Jürgen C. Otto and David E. Hill
 

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