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Scientific Name: 
Atrax robustus
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Species class: 
Invertebrate
Order: 
Araneae
Family: 
Hexathelidae
Genus: 
Atrax
Species: 
robustus
Quick Facts

Life Span: Males - 3-4 years; females - up to 10 years.

Size: Body length up to 4cm

Fun Facts

The Sydney Funnelweb is a primitive spider.

This species can not climb up smooth surfaces.

Human deaths: there have been a recorded12 human deaths caused by males

Antivenom: since the development of antivenom in 1980, there have been no deaths recorded.

Photo by Mandy Everett.

The Sydney Funnelweb is a venomous spider native to the area around Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is recognised due to its dinstictive shape and fangs, and its threat to humans.

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