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This is a list of Australian spiders, Australian spiders are from the Orders Araneae and Opiliones.

Order Araneae

Garden orbweb spider Eriophora pustulosa eating a beetle.

Family Actinopodidae

Missulena bradleyi, Eastern mouse spider
Missulena insignis, Redheaded mouse spider
Missulena pruinosa, Northern mouse spider

Family Agelenidae

Tegenaria domestica, European house spider

Family Araneidae

Arachnura feredayi, Tailed forest spider
Arachnura higginsii, Scorpiontailed spider
Araneus bradleyi, Enamelled spider
Archemorus curtulus, Small bird-dropping spider
Argiope keyserlingi, St Andrew's cross spider
Argiope protensa, Tear drop spider or longtailed orb-weaving spider
Argiope trifasciata, Banded orb-weaving spider
Arkys spp., Triangular spiders
Austracantha minax, Christmas spiders or Jewel Spider
Austracantha spp., Christmas spiders or Jewel spiders
Celaenia excavata, Bird-dropping spider
Cyclosa trilobata, Three lobed spider
Cyrtophora spp., Tent spiders
Eriophora biapicata, Australian Garden Orb Weaver Spider
Eriophora pustulosa, Garden orbweb spider
Eriophora transmarina, Wheelweaving orbweaving spider
Ordgarius furcatus, Hairy imperial spider
Ordgarius magnificus, Magnificent spider
Ordgarius spp., Bolas spiders
Poecilopachys australasia, Two-spined spider

Family Archaeidae

Austrarchaea mainae, Western archaeid spider

Family Austrochilidae

Hickmania troglodytes, Tasmanian cave spider

Family Barychelidae

Idioctis yerlata, Intertidal trapdoor spider
Idiommata blackwalli, Brushfooted trapdoor spider
Seqocrypta jakara, Brush footed spider

Family Clubionidae

Clubiona robusta, Stout sac spider

Family Corinnidae

Poecilipta spp., Ant-mimicking spiders
Supunna picta, Spotted ground swift spider
Supunna spp., Swift spiders

Family Deinopidae

Deinopis subrufa, Common netcasting spider

Family Desidae

Black house spider Badumna insignis (Desidae)
Badumna insignis, Black house spider
Badumna longinqua, Brown house spider
Badumna socialis , Colonial spider

Family Dipluridae

Troglodiplura lowryi, Nullarbor cave trapdoor spider

Family Dysderidae

Dysdera crocota, European garden spider

Family Gnaphosidae

Anzacia gemmea, Silvery vagabond spider
Hemicloea rogenhoferi, Flattened bark spider

Family Hersiliidae

Tamopsis spp., Two-tailed spider

Family Hexathelidae

Atrax robustus, Sydney funnel-web spider
Hadronyche adelaidensis, Adelaide funnelweb spider
Hadronyche cerberea, Tree funnelweb spider or Southern funnelweb spider
Hadronyche eyrei, Eyre Peninsula funnelweb spider
Hadronyche flindersi, Flinders funnelweb spider
Hadronyche formidabilis, Northern Rivers funnelweb spider or Northern funnelweb spider
Hadronyche infensa, Toowoomba funnelweb spider
Hadronyche modesta, Victorian funnelweb spider
Hadronyche pulvinator, Cascade funnelweb spider
Hadronyche venenata, Tasmanian funnelweb spider
Hadronyche versuta, Blue Mountains funnelweb spider
Plesiothele fentoni, Lake Fenton trapdoor spider

Family Idiopidae

Aganippe castellum, Tree-stem trapdoor spider
Aganippe subtristis, Four-spotted trapdoor spider
Arbanitis spp., Golden trapdoor spider
Arbanitis tasmanica, Tasmanian golden trapdoor spider
Blakistonia aurea, Adelaide trapdoor spider
Idiosoma nigrum, Shieldbacked trapdoor spider
Misgolas rapax, Sydney brown trapdoor spider
Misgolas robertsi, Tube spider

Family Lamponidae

Lampona cylindrata, Whitetailed spider

Family Linyphiidae

Diplocephalus cristatus, Common money spider

Family Lycosidae

Dingosa simsoni, Grey wolf spider
Lycosa furcillata, Little striped wolf spider
Lycosa godeffroyi, Garden wolf spider

Family Micropholcommatidae

Micropholcomma longissimum, Australian lungless spider
Olgania excavata, Bubs Hill micro cave spider

Family Mimetidae

Australomimetus spp., Pirate spiders
Mimetus spp., Pirate spiders

Family Miturgidae

Cheiracanthium mordax, Yellow nightstalking sac spider
Cheiracanthium spp., Sac spiders
Cheiracanthium stratioticum, Slender sac spider
Miturga spp., Lined spiders

Family Nemesiidae

Aname diversicolor, Black wishbone spider
Aname mainae, Black wishbone spider
Kwonkan eboracum, Yorkrakine trapdoor spider
Stanwellia grisea, Melbourne trapdoor spider
Stanwellia nebulosa, Pellet spider
Teyl spp., Minnivale trapdoor spider

Family Nicodamidae

Nicodamus spp., Red-n-black spiders
Novodamus nodatus, Red'n'black spider

Family Oecobiidae

Oecobius annulipes, Wall spider

Family Pholcidae

Pholcus phalangioides, Daddy long-legs spider

Family Pisauridae

Megadolomedes australianus, Giant water spider

Family Salticidae

Breda jovialis, Australian jumping spider
Helpis minitabunda, Bronze Aussie jumper
Holoplatys ssp., Chink Jumping spider
Mopsus mormon, Northern Green Jumping spider
Myrmarachne spp., Antmimicking spider

Family Scytodidae

Scytodes perfecta, Perfect Spitting spider
Scytodes thoracica, Common Spitting spider

Family Sicariidae

Loxosceles rufescens, Fiddleback spider or Violin spider

Family Sparassidae

Delena cancerides, Flat Huntsman spider or Avondale spider
Holconia immanis, Sydney Huntsman spider, Large Huntsman spider, Giant Huntsman spider, Grey Huntsman Spider
Neosparassus patellatus, Football spider
Neosparassus spp., Badge Huntsman spiders and Shield Huntsman spiders
Pandercetes gracilis, Lichen huntsman
Typostola barbata, Giant Huntsman spider

Family Stiphidiidae

Corasoides spp., Platform spider or Trampoline spider
Stiphidion facetum, Sombrero spider
Tartarus mullamullangensis, Mullamullang Cave spider
Tartarus murdochensis, Murdoch Sink Cave spider
Tartarus nurinensis, Nurina Cave spider
Tartarus thampannensis, Murdoch Sink Cave spider

Family Tetragnathidae

Nephila spp., Golden Orbweavers
Phonognatha graeffei, Leaf curling spider
Tetragnatha spp., Four-jawed spider

Family Theraphosidae

Phlogius crassipes, Eastern Tarantula
Selenocosmia crassipes, Coastal Whistling spider
Selenocosmia stirlingi, Australian Common Whistling spider
Selenotypus plumipes, Australian Featherleg spider

Family Theridiidae

Redback Latrodectus hasselti
Achaearanea tepidariorum, Grey House spider, introduced
Achaearanea veruculata, Cobweb spider or Tangle Web spider
Argyrodes antipodianus, Dewdrop spider
Argyrodes patersoniensis, Whip spider
Ariamnes spp., Whip spiders
Latrodectus geometricus, Brown widow spider
Latrodectus hasselti, Redback spider
Nesticodes rufipes, Redlegged House spider
Steatoda grossa, Cupboard spider
Thwaitesia argentiopunctata, Silver Dewdrop spider

Family Thomisidae

Amyciaea albomaculata, Green Tree Ant Mimicking spider
Diaea spp., Flower spider
Hedana spp., Green Crab spider
Stephanopis altifrons, Knobbly Crab spider

Family Uloboridae

Zosis geniculata, White Kneed spider

Order Opiliones

Family Gagrellidae

Nelima doriae, introduced daddy-longlegs

Family Phalangiidae

Spinicrus spp., Harvestmen

Family Triaenychidae

Equitius spp., Harvestmen
Hickmanoxyomma spp., Cave harvestman
Triaenobunus spp., Harvestmen

See also

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