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Tunnelweb (Banded) Hexathele kohua

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Hexathelidae
Genus: Hexathele
Species: H. kohua
Binominal name: Hexathele kohua

Hexathele kohua is a large New Zealand spider >25mm body length. It is in the Infraorder: Mygalomorphae which includes the tarantulas, trapdoor spiders, and funnel-web spiders. Mygalomorphs have several primitive features, including fangs that stab downwards rather than towards one another.
Hexathele kohua was first described by Forster 1968.







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