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Acusilas coccineus

Brown Acusilas
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SSN 60860
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Brown Acusilas (Acusilas coccineus) is a type of leaf rolling orb weaver or spider belonging to the family Araneidae. The body length is measuring up to 6 mm for males, while the females are measured up to 11 mm. The body colour of this spider can range from reddish brown to dark brown, with some transverse black bandings. The form of the abdomen is slightly different between males and females, with the male being oval and smaller, while the female being barrel-shaped. This spider is distributed from India and China to Indonesia, including Sabah, Malaysia. It is commonly found in the understorey in primary and secondary forests (Koh & Bay, 2019).

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
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
  • W
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., Bakri, A., Faszly, R. & Norma-Rashid, Y. (2016). Short Communication: Spiders of Sabah: Fifty new records including the description of a new Leucauge species. Biodiversitas 17 (2), 799-807
  2. 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), 305-322
Book
  1. Koh, J.K.H. & Bay, N. (2019). Borneo Spiders: A Photographic Field Guide. Sabah Forestry Department, Malaysia. pp. 497.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

Species Citation :- Acusilas coccineus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/60860. [Retrieved 18 August 2022].

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