Atrax robustus (Sydney funnel-web spider)

Venomous spider native to an area of about 160km across Sydney. First described in 1877 by British arachnologist Octavius Pickard-Cambridge from a specimen at the British Museum, he referred to its 'large, massive and very prominent' fangs however it was not identified as deadly until 1927 when 2 year old Clyde Thompson died after being bitten in Thornleigh.

Name
Alternate
Euctimena tibialis
Alternate
Poikilomorpha montana
Alternate
Atrax montana
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