Mopsus mormon. A Giant Green Jumping Spider...
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Image #cld1611612
SpeciesMopsus mormon
LocalityWest Papua, Indonesia
DescriptionA Giant Green Jumping Spider from the tropical forests of Waigeo Island. With its bright green legs and distinctive hairstyle, this species (the only in its genus) is easily recognizable among the many hundreds of jumping spiders (family Salticidae) in New Guinea. An enormous pair of frontal eyes give this little predator excellent vision to locate and size-up potential prey, and six flanking eyes allow it to detect movement in virtually every direction. 
Keywordsampat | arachnid | fauna | guinea | irian | island | jaya | jumping | new | rajah | salticidae | spider | waigeo


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