Brisbane Brush-footed trapdoor

Seqocrypta jakara

Brisbane Brush-footed trapdoor, Barychelidae, Seqocrypta jakara

Identification

Small to medium-sized brown spiders with darkly mottled brown body. Tiny stumpy spinnerets behind body. Usually a light sheen of golden hair on the head.

Very fast-moving spiders that quickly escape up glass walls.

Diversity & distribution

Occurs only in the Greater Brisbane area.

Many closely related species occur throughout Australia.

Burrow

A shallow barrel-shaped tube in the top 2-3 cm of the soil and leaves; the tube has a door at each end.

Bite

Despite frequent handling, no confirmed bites have been recorded.

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