Envia garciai

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Envia garciai
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Microstigmatidae
Genus: Envia
Species: E. garciai
Binomial name
Envia garciai
Ott & Höfer, 2003[1]

Envia garciai is a small (3 mm) pale yellow species of mygalomorph spider from Brazil. It is one of only two described species in the genus Envia.[1]

They live in soil and litter of undisturbed rainforest, where they reach up to 17% of the local spider abundance, with 37 individuals found in one square metre.

According to the authors, the genus name is an arbitrary combination of letters. The species name is in honor of researcher Marcos Garcia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Taxon details Envia garciai Ott & Höfer, 2003". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  • Ott, R. and Höfer, H. (2003). "Envia garciai, a new genus and species of mygalomorph spiders (Araneae, Microstigmatidae) from Brazilian Amazonia". Iheringia 93: 373-379. PDF.