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The carapace of Maratus pavonis has a uniform light brown area at the front, bordered by the eyes, and a white streak running back from the centre of this area towards the rear and the pedicel, the join between the cephalothorax and the abdomen. The abdomen is fringed with light brown. The pattern on the upper surface of theabdomen looks like two capital C letters facing each other, with a soft brown area between and a small 'Tasmania' like shape in the centre. The rear of the abdomen is coloured blue and green.
Local reserve , dry shrubs ..long grass
Dunn's Peacock Spider - pavo means peacock - is widely distributed across the southernmost parts of Australia, from Tasmania and Victoria in the east to the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Males sometimes signal to nearby females with one leg, raising it swiftly then lowering it in a jerking motion. Sometimes they splay a leg out sideways.