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List of Australian Spiders

Australian spiders are all classified from the Orders of Araneae & Opiliones.

Order Araneae

Family Actinopodidae
Eastern mouse spider ( Missulena bradleyi )
Redheaded mouse spider ( Missulena insignis )
Northern mouse spider ( Missulena pruinosa )

Family Agelenidae
European house spider ( Tegenaria domestica )

Family Araneidae
Tailed forest spider ( Arachnura feredayi )
Scorpion-tailed spider ( Arachnura higginsii )
Enameled spider ( Araneus bradleyi )
Small bird-dropping spider ( Archemorus curtulus )
St Andrew’s cross spider ( Argiope keyserlingi )
Tear drop spider ( Argiope protensa )
Banded orb-weaving spider ( Argiope trifasciata )
Triangular spiders ( Arkys spp. )
Christmas spiders ( Austracantha minax )
Jewel spiders ( Austracantha spp. )
Bird-dropping spider ( Celaenia excavata )
Three lobed spider ( Cyclosa trilobata )
Tent spiders ( Cyrtophora spp.)
Australian Garden Orb Weaver Spider ( Eriophora biapicata)
Garden orbweb spider (Eriophora pustulosa)
Wheelweaving orbweaving spider ( Eriophora transmarina )
Hairy imperial spider ( Ordgarius furcatus )
Magnificent spider (Ordgarius magnificus )
Bolas spiders ( Ordgarius spp. )
Two-spined spider ( Poecilopachys australasia )

Family Archaeidae
Western archaeid spider ( Austrarchaea mainae )

Family Austrochilidae
Tasmanian cave spider ( Hickmania troglodytes )

Family Barychelidae
Intertidal trapdoor spider ( Idioctis yerlata )
Brushfooted trapdoor spider ( Idiommata blackwalli )
Brush footed spider ( Seqocrypta jakara )

Family Clubionidae
Stout sac spider ( Clubiona robusta )

Family Corinnidae
Ant-mimicking spiders ( Poecilipta spp. )
Spotted ground swift spider ( Supunna picta )
Swift spiders ( Supunna spp.)

Family Deinopidae
Common netcasting spider ( Deinopis subrufa )

Family Desidae
Black house spider ( Badumna insignis )
Brown house spider ( Badumna longinqua )
Colonial spider ( Badumna socialis )

Family Dipluridae
Nullarbor cave trapdoor spider ( Troglodiplura lowryi )

Family Dysderidae
European garden spider ( Dysdera crocota )

Family Gnaphosidae
Silvery vagabond spider ( Anzacia gemmea )
Flattened bark spider ( Hemicloea rogenhoferi )

Family Hersiliidae
Two-tailed spider ( Tamopsis spp. )

Family Hexathelidae
Sydney funnel-web spider ( Atrax robustus )
Adelaide funnelweb spider ( Hadronyche adelaidensis )
Tree funnelweb spider ( Hadronyche cerberea )
Eyre Peninsula funnelweb spider ( Hadronyche eyrei )
Hadronyche flindersi, Flinders funnelweb spider
Northern Rivers funnelweb spider ( Hadronyche formidabilis )
Toowoomba funnelweb spider ( Hadronyche infensa )
Victorian funnelweb spider ( Hadronyche modesta )
Cascade funnelweb spider ( Hadronyche pulvinator )
Tasmanian funnelweb spider ( Hadronyche venenata )
Blue Mountains funnelweb spider ( Hadronyche versuta )
Lake Fenton trapdoor spider ( Plesiothele fentoni )

Family Idiopidae
Tree-stem trapdoor spider ( Aganippe castellum )
Four-spotted trapdoor spider ( Aganippe subtristis )
Golden trapdoor spider ( Arbanitis spp. )
Tasmanian golden trapdoor spider ( Arbanitis tasmanica )
Adelaide trapdoor spider ( Blakistonia aurea )
Shieldbacked trapdoor spider ( Idiosoma nigrum )
Sydney brown trapdoor spider ( Misgolas rapax )
Tube spider ( Misgolas robertsi )

Family Lamponidae
Whitetailed spider ( Lampona cylindrata )

Family Linyphiidae
Common money spider ( Diplocephalus cristatus )

Family Lycosidae
Grey wolf spider ( Dingosa simsoni )
Little striped wolf spider ( Venatrix furcillata )
Garden wolf spider ( Lycosa godeffroyi )

Family Micropholcommatidae
Australian lungless spider ( Micropholcomma longissimum )
Bubs Hill micro cave spider ( Olgania excavata )

Family Mimetidae
Pirate spiders ( Australomimetus spp. )
Pirate spiders ( Mimetus spp. )

Family Miturgidae
Yellow nightstalking sac spider ( Cheiracanthium mordax )
Sac spiders ( Cheiracanthium spp.)
Slender sac spider ( Cheiracanthium stratioticum )
Lined spiders ( Miturga spp. )

Family Nemesiidae
Black wishbone spider ( Aname diversicolor )
Black wishbone spider ( Aname mainae )
Yorkrakine trapdoor spider ( Kwonkan eboracum )
Melbourne trapdoor spider ( Stanwellia grisea )
Pellet spider ( Stanwellia nebulosa )
Minnivale trapdoor spider ( Teyl spp. )

Family Nicodamidae
Red-n-black spiders ( Nicodamus spp. )
Red’n’black spider ( Novodamus nodatus )

Family Oecobiidae
Wall spider ( Oecobius annulipes )

Family Pholcidae
Daddy long-legs spider (Pholcus phalangioides )

Family Pisauridae
Giant water spider ( Megadolomedes australianus )

Family Salticidae
Australian jumping spider ( Breda jovialis )
Bronze Aussie jumper ( Helpis minitabunda )
Chink Jumping spider ( Holoplatys ssp. )
Northern Green Jumping spider ( Mopsus mormon )
Antmimicking spider ( Myrmarachne spp. )

Family Scytodidae
Perfect Spitting spider ( Scytodes perfecta )
Common Spitting spider ( Scytodes thoracica )

Family Sicariidae
Fiddleback spider ( Loxosceles rufescens )

Family Sparassidae
Avondale spider ( Delena cancerides )
Sydney Huntsman spider ( Holconia immanis )
Football spider (Neosparassus patellatus )
Shield Huntsman spiders ( Neosparassus spp. )
Lichen huntsman ( Pandercetes gracilis )
Giant Huntsman spider ( Typostola barbata )

Family Stiphidiidae
Trampoline spider ( Corasoides spp. )
Sombrero spider ( Stiphidion facetum )
Mullamullang Cave spider ( Tartarus mullamullangensis )
Murdoch Sink Cave spider ( Tartarus murdochensis )
Nurina Cave spider ( Tartarus nurinensis )
Murdoch Sink Cave spider ( Tartarus thampannensis )

Family Tetragnathidae
Golden Orbweavers ( Nephila spp. )
Leaf curling spider ( Phonognatha graeffei )
Four-jawed spider ( Tetragnatha spp. )

Family Theraphosidae
Eastern Tarantula ( Phlogius crassipes )
Coastal Whistling spider ( Selenocosmia crassipes )
Australian Common Whistling spider ( Selenocosmia stirlingi )
Australian Featherleg spider ( Selenotypus plumipes )

Family Theridiidae
Grey House spider – this spider was introduced ( Achaearanea tepidariorum )
Tangle Web spider ( Achaearanea veruculata )
Dewdrop spider ( Argyrodes antipodianus )
Whip spider ( Argyrodes patersoniensis )
Whip spiders ( Ariamnes spp. )
Brown widow spider (Latrodectus geometricus )
Redback spider ( Latrodectus hasselti )
Redlegged House spider ( Nesticodes rufipes )
Cupboard spider ( Steatoda grossa )
Silver Dewdrop spider ( Thwaitesia argentiopunctata )

Family Thomisidae
Green Tree Ant Mimicking spider ( Amyciaea albomaculata )
Flower spider ( Diaea spp. )
Green Crab spider ( Hedana spp. )
Knobbly Crab spider ( Stephanopis altifrons )

Family Uloboridae
White-Kneed spider ( Zosis geniculata )

Order Opiliones

Family Gagrellidae
Introduced Daddy-longlegs ( Nelima doriae )

Family Phalangiidae
Harvestmen ( Spinicrus spp. )

Family Triaenychidae
Harvestmen ( Equitius spp. )
Cave harvestman ( Hickmanoxyomma spp. )
Harvestmen ( Triaenobunus spp. )

Australian Spider Chart

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