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Genus Gasteracantha

Smiling spider? Sun-burst spider? - Gasteracantha cancriformis Spidey Supper - Gasteracantha cancriformis - female Spinybacked Orbweaver - Gasteracantha cancriformis - female egg case - Gasteracantha cancriformis Gasteracantha cancriformis - female Tiny crab like yellow spider  - Gasteracantha cancriformis Gasteracantha? - Gasteracantha Spiny Orb Weaver - Gasteracantha cancriformis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Araneidae (Orb Weavers)
Genus Gasteracantha
Explanation of Names
Greek gaster (γαστηρ)- "belly" + akantha (ακανθα)- "thorn, spine"
Gender: Feminine
Numbers
One species in the US
Remarks
for more information see Gasteracantha cancriformis