Sighting

Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea 16 Jun 2017

Heart Morass-Spider

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Sighted 19 Mar 2017
Unnamed Road, Sale VIC 3850, Australia

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Identifications

  • Liz O'Donnell 16 June 2017
    Maratus
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae: Maratus
    Liz O'Donnell says

    This looks to be Lycidas karschi, until recently known as Maratus karschi. Unfortunately Bowerbird has yet to catch up on the name change. For more info see http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2226. If this ID is correct, it is the first Victorian sighting of the species on ALA. There are two other sightings recorded in NSW (but presumably others to get the species recognised).

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  • Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea 24 October 2017
    Lycidas karschi
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae: Lycidas: karschi
    Common Names: Spiders, Jumping spiders, Jumping spiders
    Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea says

    Thanks Liz and Ken. Students found this specimen a number of times, as I've included in BowerB - at Lakes Entrance, and earlier record at Heart Morass.

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  • Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea 16 June 2017
    Arachnida
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida
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Notes

  • Ken Walker 30 June 2017
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    Ken Walker says

    I agree with Liz's tentative identification. However, I believe the correct name for this spider is Maratus karschi rather than Lycidas karschi. Lychidas karschi was first described in 1987. In 2012 and 2016, two papers renamed and referred this species to the genus Maratus. These notes are available on the Australian Faunal Directory (AFD) at: https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/Maratus_karschi

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  • Liz O'Donnell 30 June 2017
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    Liz O'Donnell says

    Congrats on the press coverage! http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-29/rare-spider-discovered-by-young-citizen-scientists-verified/8662500

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