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Spiny orb-weaver spider

Family: Araneidae, Genus: Gasteracantha


Spiny orb-weavers is a common name for Gasteracantha, a genus of spiders. They are also commonly called spiny-backed orb-weavers, due to the prominent spines on their abdomen


Seen at a rainforest.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 4 years ago

Beautiful ,Satyen

Wild Things
Wild Things 4 years ago

Thank you Ashley!

AshleyT 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Assam, India

Spotted on Dec 23, 2017
Submitted on Jan 28, 2018

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