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Gasteracantha cancriformis (spinybacked orbweaver spider) latin dict size=103   common dict size=512
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Gasteracantha cancriformis (spinybacked orbweaver spider)

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English: so called crab spider in Miami, Florida, USA (Gasteracantha cancriformis)
Date 20 August 2013, 12:45:51
Author Alexf https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Alexf
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gasteracantha_cancriformis_in_Miami.jpg

Gasteracantha cancriformis is a species of orb-weaver spider (family Araneidae). It is widely distributed in the New World. The genus name Gasteracantha derives from the Greek words γαστήρ (gaster, "belly") and ἄκανθα (acantha, "thorn"), while the specific epithet cancriformis derives from the Latin words cancer ("crab") and forma ("shape, form, appearance"). Common names include spiny orbweaver spider, spinybacked orbweaver, spiny orb weaver, spiny-backed orb weaver, crab-like orbweaver spider, crab-like spiny orbweaver spider, etc. Order: Araneae, Infraorder: Araneomorphae, Family: Araneidae, Genus: Gasteracantha, Species: Gasteracantha cancriformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms:
Aranea cancriformis Linnaeus, 1758
Aranea conchata Slabber, 1769
Aranea tetracantha Linnaeus, 1767
Dicantha lata (Walckenaer, 1805)
Epeira cancer Hentz, 1850
Epeira lata Walckenaer, 1805
Epeira servillei Guérin, 1825
Gasteracantha biolleyi Banks, 1905
Gasteracantha callida O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1879
Gasteracantha canestrinii O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1879
Gasteracantha columbiae Giebel, 1863
Gasteracantha comstocki Mello-Leitão, 1917
Gasteracantha elliptica Gétaz, 1893
Gasteracantha hilaris Thorell, 1859
Gasteracantha insulana Thorell, 1859
Gasteracantha kochii Butler, 1873
Gasteracantha mammosa C. L. Koch, 1844
Gasteracantha mascula Strand, 1916
Gasteracantha maura McCook, 1894
Gasteracantha moesta Thorell, 1859
Gasteracantha oldendorffii Holmberg, 1876
Gasteracantha pallida C. L. Koch, 1844
Gasteracantha picea C. L. Koch, 1844
Gasteracantha preciosa McCook, 1894
Gasteracantha proboscidea Taczanowski, 1879
Gasteracantha quadridens C. L. Koch, 1844
Gasteracantha raimondii Taczanowski, 1879
Gasteracantha rubiginosa C. L. Koch, 1844
Gasteracantha rufospinosa Marx, 1886
Gasteracantha servillei (Guérin, 1825)
Gasteracantha tetracantha (Linnaeus, 1767)
Gasteracantha velitaris C. L. Koch, 1837
Micrathena triserrata (Walckenaer, 1841)
Plectana atlantica Walckenaer, 1841
Plectana cancriformis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Plectana elipsoides Walckenaer, 1841
Plectana lata (Walckenaer, 1805)
Plectana quinqueserrata Walckenaer, 1841
Plectana servillei (Guérin, 1825)
Plectana sexserrata Walckenaer, 1841
Plectana triserrata Walckenaer, 1841
Plectana velitaris (C. L. Koch, 1837)
Vibradellus carolinus Chamberlin, 1925

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