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Celaenia
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possibly C. excavata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Araneidae
Subfamily: Cyrtarachninae s.l.
Genus: Celaenia
Thorell, 1868
Type species
C. excavata
(L. Koch, 1867)
Species

11, see text

Celaenia is a genus of South Pacific orb-weaver spiders first described by Tamerlan Thorell in 1868.

Species

As of April 2019 it contains eleven species:

  • Celaenia atkinsoni (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1880) – Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand
  • Celaenia calotoides Rainbow, 1908 – Australia (New South Wales)
  • Celaenia distincta (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1869) – Australia (New South Wales, Tasmania)
  • Celaenia dubia (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1869) – Australia (New South Wales, Victoria)
  • Celaenia excavata (L. Koch, 1867) – Australia, New Zealand
  • Celaenia hectori (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1880) – New Zealand
  • Celaenia olivacea (Urquhart, 1885) – New Zealand
  • Celaenia penna (Urquhart, 1887) – New Zealand
  • Celaenia tuberosa (Urquhart, 1889) – New Zealand
  • Celaenia tumidosa Urquhart, 1891 – Australia (Tasmania)
  • Celaenia voraginosa Urquhart, 1891 – Australia (Tasmania)
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