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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Genus: Acroaspis
Karsch, 1878
Type species
A. olorina
Karsch, 1878

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Acroaspis is a genus of South Pacific orb-weaver spiders first described by Ferdinand Karsch in 1878.


As of April 2019 it contains six species in Australia and New Zealand:

  • Acroaspis decorosa (Urquhart, 1894) – New Zealand
  • Acroaspis lancearia (Keyserling, 1887) – Australia (New South Wales)
  • Acroaspis mamillana (Keyserling, 1887) – Australia (New South Wales)
  • Acroaspis olorina Karsch, 1878 – Australia (Western Australia, New South Wales)
  • Acroaspis scutifer (Keyserling, 1886) – Australia (New South Wales)
  • Acroaspis tuberculifera Thorell, 1881 – Australia (Queensland)
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