Hadronyche

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Hadronyche
Victorian funnelweb02.jpg
Hadronyche modesta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Hexathelidae
Genus: Hadronyche
L. Koch, 1873

Hadronyche is a genus of venomous spiders found in Australia. Some species are termed Australian funnel-web spider, being highly venomous members of the Hexathelidae family. While Australian funnel-web spider envenomation is medically significant, there have been no recorded human fatalities as a result since the introduction of antivenom in 1980.[1] The genus contains 31 valid species of which the following have been named to date:[2]




References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Melbourne; Australian Venom Research Unit - Funnel web spiders
  2. ^ Gray, MR 2010 A revision of the Australian funnel-web spiders (Hexathelidae: Atracinae). Records of the Australian Museum volume 62, pages 285-392

External links[edit]

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