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Taxon profile

genus

Spiny orb-weaver
Gasteracantha Sundevall, 1833

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Arachnida - arachnids »  order Araneae - spiders »  family Araneidae - Orb-weaver spider »  tribus Gasteracanthini

Scientific synonyms

Bunocrania Thorell, 1878
Paurotylus Tullgren, 1910

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Included taxa

Number of records: 69

species Gasteracantha aciculata (Pocock, 1899)
species Gasteracantha acutispina Dahl, 1914
species Gasteracantha audouini Guérin, 1838
species Gasteracantha beccarii Thorell, 1877
species Gasteracantha biloba (Thorell, 1878)
species Gasteracantha cancriformis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Spinybacked Orbweaver

Gasteracantha cancriformis - Spinybacked Orbweaver

species Gasteracantha clarki Emerit, 1974
species Gasteracantha clavatrix (Walckenaer, 1841)
species Gasteracantha clavigera Giebel, 1863

Gasteracantha clavigera

species Gasteracantha crucigera Bradley, 1877

Gasteracantha crucigera

species Gasteracantha curvispina (Guérin, 1837)
species Gasteracantha curvistyla Dahl, 1914
species Gasteracantha cuspidata C. L. Koch, 1837
species Gasteracantha dalyi Pocock, 1900
species Gasteracantha diadesmia Thorell, 1887
species Gasteracantha diardi (Lucas, 1835)
species Gasteracantha doriae Simon, 1877

Gasteracantha doriae

species Gasteracantha falcicornis Butler, 1873

Gasteracantha falcicornis

species Gasteracantha fasciata Guérin, 1838
species Gasteracantha flava Nicolet, 1849
species Gasteracantha fornicata (Fabricius, 1775) - Spiny Orb-weaver Spider
species Gasteracantha frontata Blackwall, 1864
species Gasteracantha gambeyi Simon, 1877
species Gasteracantha geminata (Fabricius, 1798)
species Gasteracantha hasselti C. L. Koch, 1837 - Hasselt's Spiny Spider
species Gasteracantha hecata (Walckenaer, 1841)
species Gasteracantha interrupta Dahl, 1914
species Gasteracantha irradiata (Walckenaer, 1841)
species Gasteracantha janopol Barrion & Litsinger, 1995
species Gasteracantha kuhli C. L. Koch, 1837
species Gasteracantha lepelletieri (Guérin, 1825)
species Gasteracantha lunata Guérin, 1838
species Gasteracantha martensi Dahl, 1914
species Gasteracantha mediofusca (Doleschall, 1859)
species Gasteracantha mengei Keyserling, 1864
species Gasteracantha metallica (Pocock, 1898)
species Gasteracantha milvoides Butler, 1873
species Gasteracantha notata Kulczynski, 1910
species Gasteracantha panisicca Butler, 1873
species Gasteracantha parangdiadesmia Barrion & Litsinger, 1995
species Gasteracantha pentagona (Walckenaer, 1841)
species Gasteracantha picta (Thorell, 1892)
species Gasteracantha quadrispinosa O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1879
species Gasteracantha recurva Simon, 1877
species Gasteracantha regalis Butler, 1873
species Gasteracantha remifera Butler, 1873
species Gasteracantha rhomboidea Guérin, 1838
species Gasteracantha rubrospinis Guérin, 1838
species Gasteracantha rufithorax Simon, 1881
species Gasteracantha sacerdotalis L. Koch, 1872
species Gasteracantha sanguinea Dahl, 1914
species Gasteracantha sanguinolenta C. L. Koch, 1844
species Gasteracantha sapperi Dahl, 1914
species Gasteracantha sauteri Dahl, 1914
species Gasteracantha scintillans Butler, 1873
species Gasteracantha signifera Pocock, 1898
species Gasteracantha simoni O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1879
species Gasteracantha sororna Butler, 1873
species Gasteracantha sturi (Doleschall, 1857) - Blunt-spined Kite Spider

Gasteracantha sturi - Blunt-spined Kite Spider

species Gasteracantha subaequispina Dahl, 1914
species Gasteracantha taeniata (Walckenaer, 1841)
species Gasteracantha theisi Guérin, 1838

Gasteracantha theisi

species Gasteracantha thomasinsulae Archer, 1951
species Gasteracantha thorelli Keyserling, 1864
species Gasteracantha tondanae Pocock, 1897
species Gasteracantha transversa C. L. Koch, 1837

Gasteracantha transversa

species Gasteracantha unguifera Simon, 1889
species Gasteracantha versicolor (Walckenaer, 1841)

Gasteracantha versicolor

species Gasteracantha westringi Keyserling, 1864

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [d2728f5a-adb9-4640-bcdf-ef0e6300c687]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Gasteracantha Sundevall, 1833]
Data retrieved on: 22 March 2015
EN Platnick N. I.: World Spider Catalog 13.5 [http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/], American Museum of Natural History [as Gasteracantha Sundevall, 1833]
Data retrieved on: 5 May 2013

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