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Anoteropsis litoralis
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Scientific classification

Anoteropsis litoralis is a species of wolf spider that is endemic to New Zealand.

Etymology

The name "litoralis" refers to the seashore habitat of the species.

Taxonomy

Anoteropsis litoralis was described in 2002.

Description

Anoteropsis litoralis can be distinguished from other species of Anoteropsis by its yellow dorsal surface with black markings and several unique features in the male and female reproductive organs.

Habitat and distribution

Anoteropsis litoralis occupies sand dunes and beaches along the coast. They can be found in these habitats north of 44°S in New Zealand (Many habitats to the south are typically occupied by Anoteropsis forsteri, a similar species).

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