Native Animals

Heteropoda boiei

Giant Tree Trunk Huntsman
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SSN 60959
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Heteropoda boiei is commonly known as giant tree trunk huntsman. This gigantic spider can be recognized easily by its pointed abdomen with chevron pattern dorsally. This species is widespread in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Singapore.

Location

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

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., Goh, T.G., Juhaida, H. & Faszly, R. (2014). Spider fauna (Arachnida, Araneae) from Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2 (5), 335-344. https://www.entomoljournal.com/vol2Issue5/pdf/68.1.pdf
  2. Koh, J.K.H., Norma-Rashid, Y. & Koh, J.W.B. (2013). A preliminary checklist of Sarawak spiders. Sarawak Museum Journal 71 (92), 203-254
  3. 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. A visitor's guidebook to Endau-Rompin (Johor) National Park, 2019. Johor National Parks Corporation and UNDP Malaysia. pp. 108.
  2. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Zarul, H.H. (2019). Royal Belum-Temengor Rainforest : The Hidden Treasure of Perak. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Kementerian Air, Tanah dan Sumber Asli. pp. 300.
  3. Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H., Suhaila, A.H. & Husni, C.N. (2022). Spiders: 100 Common Species in Penang. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resource, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Mr. Ikman Bin Sabini, Ms. Ilmie Syafiqah Binti Mohd Termizi, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Husni Che Ngah & USM

Species Citation :- Heteropoda boiei. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/60959. [Retrieved 04 February 2023].

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