Morphology

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Sydney funnel-web spiders have large fangs and venom sacs. Males grow to 25mm long while females grow to 35 mm long. The color is a glossy blue-black and there are fine, velvety hairs covering the abdomen. Funnel-web spiders have shiny, solidly built limbs, a row of teeth along the fang groove and another row on their paired claws. Males are smaller, slimmer, and have longer legs.

(Brown, 1999; Hunter, 1982)

Other Physical Features: ectothermic ; bilateral symmetry

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