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Forest Huntsman

Description:

A huntsman spider (Sparassidae) being stationary on a tree trunk. Head to abdomen length - about 13mm. This could be a young spider. I am still unsure whether this species is arboreal or mainly forest floor dweller.

Habitat:

Possibly on trees or forest floor of the Maliau Knowledge (jungle) Trail in MBSC.

Notes:

This species is new to me. After checking all my photographs, I have confirmed that I have never seen this back in Tawau. It can be easily differentiated from the common forest floor huntsman back in Tawau. >>>Map accuracy : 5km diameter.

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ChunXingWong
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ChunXingWong

Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 11, 2012
Submitted on Dec 6, 2012

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