Native Animals

Herennia multipuncta

Spotted Coin Spider
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2017
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SSN 63389
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Herennia multipuncta is commonly known as the ornamental tree trunk spider due to the many dark sclerotised spots on the female abdomen. It exhibits sexual dimorphism which is the male being much smaller than the female. The web starts off as an orb web using prominences on the underlying structure for support. This spider weaves a small web on the trunk of a tree or the wall of a building and is well camouflaged by its dappled colouration. It is active at night and can normally be found in wooded area and on trees. It is usually found in association with man and has spread to other countries where it is considered invasive. This species is widespread in South Asia, South East Asia, China and Taiwan.

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2017 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 1
  • Perak 1
  • Sarawak 1
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): pp. 335-344
  2. 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
Book
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Siti Azizah, M.N., Suhaila, A.H. & Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H. (2019). Fungi, Insects and Spiders of Merbok. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. pp. 120.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mr. Ikman Bin Sabini, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- USM

Species Citation :- Herennia multipuncta. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/63389. [Retrieved 06 July 2022].

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