Native Animals

Cyclosa bifida

Long-bellied Cyclosa
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Cyclosa bifida, more commonly known as long-bellied Cyclosa, is characterised by its abdomen. This species has a bright orange-yellow abdomen with black and white coloured body. This spider has a three-lobed abdomen. It can be easily recognised by the characteristic U-shaped demarcation between the raised “head” (the cephalic part of the cephalothorax) and the flat thoracic region. The last pair of legs is well armed with strong spines. It is an orb-web spider. These spiders decorate their vertical orb-webs with a band of rubbish made of remains of insects bound in silk through the centre. The spider sits in the hub and pretends to be a part of the debris. This genus makes a circular marking in its web. The web of a mature female can reach half a meter in width since the female size is much larger than the male. It can be found in Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Australia. 

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 1
  • Perak 2
  • Sabah 1
  • Sarawak 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

Biodiversity Experts

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Norma Binti Che Yusoff (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Spiders (Ecology)
  • Protected Areas
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Climate Change
  • PM
  • W
Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Spiders
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Protected Areas
  • PM
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Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Arachnids
  • Insects
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • PM
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Dzulhelmi, M.N., Wong, C.X., Goh, T.G., Juhaida, H. & Faszly, R. (2014). Spider fauna (Arachnida, Araneae) from Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2 (5): pp. 335-344
  2. Deeleman-Reinhold, C.L. (1993). An inventory of the spiders in two primary tropical forests in Sabah, North Borneo. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 33 (2): pp. 491-495
  3. Koh, J.K.H., Norma-Rashid, Y. & Koh, J.W.B. (2013). A preliminary checklist of Sarawak spiders. Sarawak Museum Journal 71 (92): pp. 203-254
  4. Norma-Rashid, Y. & Li, D. (2009). A checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Peninsular Malaysia inclusive of twenty new records. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 57 (2): pp. 305-322
  5. Norma-Rashid, Y., Rahman, N.A. & Li, D. (2009). Mangrove Spiders (Araneae) of Peninsular Malaysia. International Journal of Zoological Research 5 (1): pp. 9-15
Book
  1. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Zarul, H.H. (2019). Royal Belum-Temengor Rainforest : The Hidden Treasure of Perak, Issue/No. . Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli. pp. 300.
  2. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Husni, C.N. (2022). Spiders: 100 Common Species in Penang, Issue/No. . Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resource, Malaysia.
  3. Siti Azizah, M.N., Suhaila, A.H. & Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H. (2019). Fungi, Insects and Spiders of Merbok, Issue/No. . Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. pp. 120.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mr. Ikman Bin Sabini, Ms. Ilmie Syafiqah Binti Mohd Termizi, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- USM

Species Citation :- Cyclosa bifida. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/60814. [Retrieved 01 July 2022].

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