Australian Peacock Spiders

Several new species of peacock spider – just a few millimetres long and featuring extraordinary colours – have been discovered in Western Australia and South Australia. Jürgen Otto, a biologist from Sydney, has been researching the arachnids since 2005 believes there are now 48 confirmed species of peacock spider within the Maratus genus, found across Australia but particularly in Western Australia – and many more awaiting confirmation. | www.petnook.in #petnook
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Maratus Tasmanicus, one of seven new species of peacock spiders studied by the Sydney biologist Jürgen Otto. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Tasmanicus, one of seven new species of peacock spiders studied by the Sydney biologist Jürgen Otto. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Tasmanicus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Tasmanicus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Vultus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Vultus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Tessellatus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Tessellatus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Vespa. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Vespa. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Bubo. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Bubo. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Albus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Albus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Albus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook

Maratus Albus. (Photo by Jürgen Otto) | www.petnook.in #petnook


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