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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Hexathelidae
Genus: Atrax
O.P.-Cambridge, 1877

Atrax is a genus of venomous spiders found in Australasia. Some species are termed Australian funnel-web spider, being highly venomous members of the Hexathelidae family. The genus was defined by the Reverend Octavius Pickard-Cambridge in 1877.[1]

Three species are classified in the genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Gray, Michael R. (24 November 2010). "A revision of the Australian funnel-web spiders (Hexathelidae: Atracinae)". Records of the Australian Museum 62 (3): 285–392. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1556. ISSN 0067-1975. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Atrax at Wikispecies Media related to Atrax at Wikimedia Commons