Spiders Images

You are never far from a spider, especially in Australia where we have over 2000 species Spiders are found in every habitat around the world except polar regions, the highest mountains and in the oceans.

Spiders are Arachnids, animals that have:

  • eight walking legs
  • two main body parts
  • jaws adapted for tearing or piercing prey
  • simple eyes
  • a skeleton outside the body

A collection of spiders found in Sydney backyards

All images copyright Karen Player

Try the Web2spider Toolkit is designed to monitor the abundance and diversity of spiders.

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