Carparachne alba

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

Description

Bigger than Carparachne aureoflava (body length averages 24 mm, whereas that of C. aureoflava averages 18 mm) and white in colour. 

Distribution and habitat

Endemic to Namibia.

Derivation of name

Genus name is in honour of a Bernard Carp; the Greek arachne means spider. The specific name is from Latin albus meaning white.

Text by Norman Larsen


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