Invertebrates

The spineless ones are intriguing, aren’t they? Get to know about the invertebrates and their special identifiable characteristics.
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  • Huntsman Spider

    Huntsman spiders are large, long-legged spiders, measuring up to 15 centimetres across the legs. It is famed because the huntsman is the largest spider in the world by leg span. They are aerial species predominantly living inside tree trunks or under bark but are known to climb into peoples houses. …

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  • King Baboon spider

    The King Baboon, or by its scientific name – Pelinobius muticus is the only tarantula of the Pelinobius genus. Mostly its colors are brown – ranging from light brown or even orange to rusty, dark brown. These kinds of tarantula have massive bodies and when fully grown can reach 6…

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  • Kerry Slug

    The Kerry slug lives in just a few places in the world—southwestern Ireland, Portugal, and Spain. Unlike most slugs, its main habitats are woodlands and fields, rather than urban areas. Overgrazing by sheep, pollution, and loss of habitat have threatened it.  The Kerry slug is dark gray or brown with…

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  • Leopard Slug

    Leopard slugs were probably named for their brown and gray spots, but certainly not for their speed. Leopard slugs are quiet and slow; they typically come out at night (nocturnal) to eat plants, fungus, and even other slugs.  Leopard slugs tend to live near humans in damp gardens, cellars, or…

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  • Yellow Slug

    Like all slugs, the yellow slug moves slowly using a gliding back and forth motion. It has a foot on its abdomen that creeps along, aided by the secretion of mucus, which leaves a slime trail. Yellow slugs are mottled yellow and gray with two sets of blue antennas. The…

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  • Hobo spider

    The hobo spider is a species of terrestrial spider known for funnel building, as it is often called a funnel-web spider, though not to be confused with the highly venomous Australian funnel-web spider. The venom of the hobo spider is believed to cause skin damage (necrosis) but unlike other spiders…

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  • Funnel-web Spider

    From sharks to box jellyfish in the sea to snakes and spiders on land, Australia has a reputation for being filled with animals ready to kill you. One land-dwelling animal that has the history to back up those claims is the funnel-web spider with venom that can kill a human…

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  • Brown Recluse Spider

    The brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) Is a recluse spider known infamous for its necrotic venom. The most telltale characteristic of brown recluse spiders is the presence of a dark, violin-shaped mark on the dorsum of the arachnid's light brown or yellowish-brown cephalothorax. The neck of this distinct violin pattern is…

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  • Bold Jumping Spider

    Phidippus audax is a common jumping spider of North America. It is commonly referred to as the daring jumping spider, or bold jumping spider. The spider belongs to the genus Phidippus, a group of jumping spiders easily identified both by their relatively large size and their iridescent chelicerae (mouthparts). Like…

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  • Black Widow Spider

    Black Widow spiders are a notoriously known venomous spider and the most venomous one in North America. Black Widows can be distinguished by their hourglass-shaped marking on the abdomen.  The bite of the Black Widow often produces muscle pain, nausea, and mild paralysis of the diaphragm, which makes breathing difficult.…

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