Joseph Schubert of the Australian Museum Victoria described seven new species of the peacock spider (Maratus volans) in the Zootax log.
All individuals live in Australia, most of them Western
Australia and their names are Maratus azureus, Maratus constellatus, Maratus
laurenae, Maratus noggerup, Maratus suae, Maratus volpei and Maratus inaquosus.
“My favorite is Maratus constellatus. I went to Kalbarri to get him
found it, it is about seven hours drive north of Perth, ”said 22-year-old
an expert who has so far described 12 of the 85 known species of this spider.
“Several spiders on this list got names after the people who made them
discovered. Many species have been found by amateur scientists who have documented data,
take pictures and send it to me. Considering how many species of spider
we've discovered peacock over the past few years, I'm sure they
there is much more, ”he said.
The peacock spider is very small, approximately like a grain of rice. Males have
the coloring and females are more brown, black or beige