Arandisa deserticola

Lawrence, 1938

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthropoda > Arachnomorpha > Cheliceriformes > Chelicerata > Euchelicerata > Arachnida > Araneae > Araneomorpha > Family: Sparassidae (huntsman spiders) > Genus: Arandisa


The female has a body length of 10.8mm. Arandisa has a flattened carapace and abdomen similar to but not to the same extent as the Selenopidae. The lateral eyes are much larger than the median eyes. The anterior row is recovered with the lateral eyes in contact with the median eyes. The posterior eyes are larger than the anterior eyes. The base colour is a light yellowish brown with black markings.

Distribution and habitat

Occurs in Damaraland, Namibia.


  • Lawrence RF. 1938. Transvaal Museum Expedition to South-West Africa and Little Namaqualand, May to August 1937. Spiders. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 19: 215-226.

Text by Norman Larsen

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