Bathippus sp.. A bizarre jumping spider from...
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Image #cld1716230
SpeciesBathippus sp.
LocalityPapua, Indonesia
DescriptionA bizarre jumping spider from the rainforest of southern New Guinea, bearing jaws longer than its entire body. The exact function of these seemingly ungainly appendages remains unknown, but they may perhaps serve as weapons in male-vs-male duels.  
Keywordsarachnid | araneae | fauna | guinea | irian | jaya | jumping | male | new | salticidae | spider | west

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