Eriauchenius gracilicollis

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Eriauchenius gracilicollis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Archaeidae
Genus: Eriauchenius
Species: E. gracilicollis
Binomial name
Eriauchenius gracilicollis
(Millot, 1948)

Eriauchenius gracilicollis is an assassin spider. It is merely 2mm long and catches other spiders with venomous fangs at the end of its hugely elongated jaws (chelicerae).

These animals normally run upside down.


From Latin gracilis "slender" and collum "neck".


This species is endemic to Madagascar.

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