Trapdoor Spider

Trapdoor Spider

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Credit: FLETCHER & BAYLIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A trapdoor spider (Liphistius kanthan) at the entrance to its nest in Gua Kanthan cave, Perak, Malaysia. Apart from Gua Kanthan, Liphistius kanthan has only been found in one other cave. Note the segmented abdomen and the placement of the spiders feet at the end of the radiating sensory threads.

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Keywords: animal, arachnid, arachnida, arthropod, asia, biological, biology, cave fauna, emerging, endemic, fauna, gua tempurung, liphistius, liphistius tempurung, malaysia fauna, malaysian wildlife, perak, spider, trapdoor spider, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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