Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species

Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species discovered in Assam

Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species
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Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species
New species of underground spiders have been discovered in the Jharbari range in Assam.
  • Gravelyia Boro
  • Dexippus kleini
The species of spiders have been described in the Acta Arachnological published by the Arachnological Society of Japan.

Gravelyia Boro, key points :

  • The Gravelyia boro, discovered first time, belongs to the Nemesiidae family.
  • It comprising 184 species worldwide.
  • They have been found in Chirag Reserve Forest.
  • The burrow spider lives underground, about 10-15 cm below the sandy-loamy surface.
  • The burrows with an opening up to 1 cm wide were under the cover of some herbs and shrubs.

Dexippus kleini, key points :

  • Dexippus kleini belongs to Salticidae.
  • It has the largest family of all spiders on the planet.
  • Dexippus kleini is an oriental jumping spider.
  • It has been recorded for the first time after it was originally described 129 years ago by Swedish arachnologist, Tord Tamerlan Teodor Thorell.
  • The spider was discovered by him about 2,600 km away in Sumatra.
  • The jumping spider, typical of its kind, is a slow mover but capable of jumping up to 25 mm in length to hunt its prey.
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Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species
Gravelyia boro : New underground spider species

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