Cheiracanthium furculatum (Long-legged sac spider)

[= Cheiracanthium lawrencei]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthropoda > Arachnomorpha > Cheliceriformes > Chelicerata > Euchelicerata > Arachnida > Araneae > Araneomorpha > Family: Miturgidae > Genus: Cheiracanthium

Cheiracanthium furculatum (Sac spider). Lower image shows head-on view showing the black face, which helps to distinguish it from Clubiona sp.  [image N. Larsen ]

Cheiracanthium furculatum (previously Cheiracanthium lawrencei) is responsible for about 70-90% of all spider bites in South Africa. The bites, although not life-threatening, are nasty as the venom of these spiders is cytotoxic. Find out more about Sac spider bites

Text by Norman Larsen

Contact us if you can contribute information or images to improve this page.

 Arachnids home   Biodiversity Explorer home   Iziko home   Search