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Maratus harrisi

10 Harris's Peacock spider at Mount Clear, ACT

Maratus harrisi at Mount Clear, ACT - 19 Nov 2022
Maratus harrisi at Mount Clear, ACT - 19 Nov 2022
Maratus harrisi at Mount Clear, ACT - 19 Nov 2022
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Identification history

Maratus harrisi 20 Nov 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Maratus harrisi 19 Nov 2022 Ned_Johnston

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Significant sighting

21 Nov 2022

New location of the rarely recorded Peacock spider

User's notes

At Sentry Box Rock. Very cool to see.


   20 Nov 2022
@Harrisi is this a new location?
Tapirlord wrote:
   20 Nov 2022
   20 Nov 2022
Yeah Matt's sighting was the first group we ran into maybe a couple hundred metres from the summit and these ones were at the summit itself.
Harrisi wrote:
   20 Nov 2022
Well done Ned! Great to see them turning up in new locations (Michael). What is the approximate altitude where you found them? All males I presume?
   21 Nov 2022
The summit of Sentry box rock is 1673 m I believe so this sighting would have been at least 1600m (cnm says 1606m which I presume is pretty accurate) and Matt's sighting would have been lower at about 1500m I would guess. All of them were males and often small groups of a couple males. Happy to provide any more info about habitat or anything if it helps.
Harrisi wrote:
   21 Nov 2022
Thanks Ned. That's the highest altitude I am aware that M. harrisi has been found at: noted. I have found M. amabilis at 1600m approx at Rennix walking trail in Kosciuszko National Park.

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Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 3 Abundance
  • 19 Nov 2022 11:43 AM Recorded on
  • Ned_Johnston Recorded by

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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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