Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:73Public Records:19
Specimens with Sequences:49Public Species:7
Specimens with Barcodes:47Public BINs:10
Species:8         
Species With Barcodes:7         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Heteropoda

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Heteropoda

Heteropoda is a genus of spiders in the family Sparassidae, the huntsman spiders. They are mainly distributed in tropical Asia and Australia, while at least one species, H. venatoria, has a cosmopolitan distribution,[1] and H. variegata occurs in the Mediterranean.[2]

These spiders catch and eat insects, but in a laboratory study one species readily ate fish and tadpoles when offered,[1] and H. venatoria has been known to eat scorpions and bats.[3]

The largest species in the genus, and probably the whole family, is H. maxima, which is about 4.6 centimeters long but has a legspan of up to 30 centimeters.[4]

Species[edit source | edit]

As of 2006, there were about 180 to 190 species in the genus, but the group requires taxonomic study and revision.[5][6]

Species include:

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