Nihoa (spider)

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Nihoa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Barychelidae
Genus: Nihoa
Raven & Churchill, 1992
Species

See text.

Diversity
24 species

Nihoa is a spider genus in the mygalomorph family Barychelidae.

Name[edit]

The genus is named after the island Nihoa, where the type species (N. mahina) is endemic.

Appearance[edit]

N. hawaiiensis males have a length of almost 15 mm, including cheliceres; females are up to 21 mm.

Distribution[edit]

Species of this genus occur in Oceania.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  • Churchill, T. B. & R. J. Raven. 1992. Systematics of the intertidal trapdoor spider genus Idioctis (Mygalomorphae: Barychelidae) in the western Pacific with a new genus from the northeast. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 32: 9-30. (Abstract)
  • A revision of the mygalomorph spider genus Idioctis (Araneae, Barychelidae). American Museum Novitates 2929:1-14. PDF (first description of N. hawaiiensis)