Arachnid - Spider
Ground dwelling hunters. Males are attracted by scent markings left by the female. The female carries her egg sac underneath her abdomen until the spiderlings hatch. May live for up to two years.
The sides of the jaw may have a small raised orange spot.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Spiderlings ride on their mother's back for a few weeks after hatching.
Carnivore. Eats arthropods. Two species are known to eat frogs and small toads.
Lives in leaf litter or burrows. Habitat ranges from dry, inland shrubland and woodland to wet, coastal forests and alpine meadows. Common in suburban gardens.
Native to Australia