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Species Decaphora cubana

Pseudosparanthis cubana - Decaphora cubana - male male spider - Decaphora cubana - male Decaphora cubana - female Decaphora cubana - female Decaphora cubana - female Curicaberis ferrugineus - Decaphora cubana Decaphora cubana - female Decaphora cubana - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Sparassidae (Giant Crab Spiders)
Genus Decaphora
Species cubana (Decaphora cubana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
previously known as Pseudosparianthis cubana (transferred to genus Decaphora by Rheims & AlayĆ³n 2014(1))
Size
Roughly 12mm or less in body length according to (2). Size variation listed as 6.6 - 10.2 millimeters in (1).
Range
Apparently introduced to central and southern Florida from Cuba.
Works Cited
1.The huntsman genus Decaphora Franganillo, 1931 (Araneae: Sparassidae: Sparianthinae)
Cristina A. Rheims & Giraldo Alayon. 2014. Zootaxa 3815(1): 79-93.
2.Cuban Spiders in the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Elizabeth Bryant. 1940. Bulletin Museum of Comparative Zoology 86(7): 247-532.