Genus: Damon 

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An African genus of 10 species, four of which are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

Information from Harvey (2003). 

Damon annulatipes

Native to South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal).


Damon brachialis

Distribution includes Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Damon gracilis

Recorded from Namibia and Angola.


Damon variegatus

Occurs in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, Sudan, and possibly Ethiopia.



  • Harvey MS. 2003. Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
  • Weygoldt P. 1999. Revision of the genus Damon C.L. Koch, 1850 (Chelicerata: Amblypygi: Phrynichidae). Zoologica, Stuttgart 150: 1-45.
  • Weygoldt P. 2000a. Whip spiders. Their biology, morphology and systematics. Apollo Books, Stenstrup.
  • Weygoldt P. 2000b. African whip spiders. Synopsis of the Amblypygi reported from Africa (Arachnida). Memorie della Societé Entomologica Italiana, Supplemento 78: 339-359.

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