Austracantha minaxCommon name: Christmas Spider or Spiny Spider

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Recorded from all states and territories of Australia.

Remarks: Females have a body length of approximately 8 millimetres, males about 5 millimetres.

These spiders have been seen from October to January.

References: http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=1869