Missulena granulosaCommon name: Mouse Spider

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Primarily reported from the south west of Western Australia.

Description: This spider was approximately 30 millimetres long.

Notes: Mouse spiders are potentially dangerous however they rarely inject their venom.

This spider was photographed in July.

References: Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:7cb9a2e9-63f4-4464-9df3-2d2115d04d6a

http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2427

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missulena

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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