Canama

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Canama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Euophryinae
Genus: Canama
Simon, 1903
Type species
Salticus forceps
Doleschall, 1859
Species

see text

Diversity
6 species

Canama is a genus of spiders in the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). Its five described species occur from Borneo to Queensland.

This genus is very similar to Bathippus.[1]

Description[edit]

Females are up to 8 mm long, males up to 10 mm. The longish abdomen is clothed in white hairs with red streaks and bands. Males have very large, long chelicerae which diverge and project forwards. The long, spiny legs are dark with pale tarsi and metatarsi.[1]

Species[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murphy & Murphy 2000: 283

References[edit]

  • Murphy, Frances & Murphy, John (2000): An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2009): The world spider catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History.