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Scytodes thoracica (Spitting spider)

Wikipedia Abstract

Scytodes thoracica is a spitting spider because it spits a poisonous sticky silken substance over its prey. Its size ranges between 3–6 mm (0.12–0.24 in). The carapace is unusual in sloping upwards towards its rear end, whereas the abdomen slopes downwards. It has six eyes instead of the eight spiders usually have. It is found in the Holarctic, Australia, and on some oceanic islands in the Pacific. This particular spitting spider features the presence of silk glands in its cephalothoprax.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
L-Ghadira Area 242 Malta  
Pirin 99722 Bulgaria  

Distribution

Holarctic, Pacific Is;

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Citations

Species recognized by Platnick N.I., , SpidCat via ITIS: The World Spider Catalog in Catalog of Life 2011
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