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A species of spiny orb-weaver spider found throughout northern Papua (and elsewhere?). The spines and "carapace" also gives rise to the common group name of "crab-like orb-weaver spider" although they are not closely related to the crab spiders.
This spotting in a large semi-urban yard & garden situated next to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.
Good views of both dorsal and ventral sides.
Spotted on Aug 12, 2012
Submitted on Aug 13, 2012
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Thanks but I don't see any brown on this specimen, and the dorsal pattern is different, so I don't think so.