Key to Spider Subfamilies of Australia

Key to Spider Subfamilies of Australia This is a key to subfamilies of Australian spiders. It requires a binocular microscope and light of some quality, fine dissecting forceps and patience. This guide also provides a means of recognising sex even in juvenile tarantulas and other mygalomorphs, See Glossary, Sexing spiders. The key works best with…

A Key to the genera of Australian Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae)

A Key to the genera of Australian Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) The key is intended to meet the needs of naturalists, biologists and taxonomists who wish to identify Australian jumping spiders. The character set has high redundancy (99 characters, 293 character states) allowing users to begin with whatever observable characters are available to them when…

Key to Freshwater Arachnids (Spiders & Mites)

Key to Freshwater Arachnids (Spiders & Mites) This key is apart of the Keys to Australian Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates. The Arachnida belongs to the Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Chelicerata, and is typically placed at the level of Class.  Arachnids are characterised by having 4 pairs of legs as adults and lacking antennae.  Their mouthparts are chelicerae; however,…