Taken 29-Apr-18
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Keywords:Australia, Cosmophasis thalassina, Sea-green Jumping Spider, wildlife
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Dimensions4402 x 2934
Original file size3.08 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Apr-18 16:17
Date modified2-May-18 04:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length210 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/250 at f/18
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modePattern
Cosmophasis thalassina

Cosmophasis thalassina

Cosmophasis thalassina (Sea-green Jumping Spider)

IUCN Status: Not Assessed

So jumping spiders…. I hate to inform you but these may be the most terrifying predators on the planet. First they are able to physically overpower prey many times their size, but also poses venom to tip the scales even further in their favour. They can also see in almost 360 degrees thanks to the array of eight eyes spanning the head.

They spot their prey from a distance and use their namesake leap to pounce on it. The particularly terrifying thing about jumping spiders is their ability to track and predict prey behaviour. They can also make informed, planned decisions regarding movement through their environment based on “genuine cognition” (i.e. thinking).

Mark once pointed up that if they were scaled up to the size of a house cat, you’d have a poisonous, armoured predator that could lose sight of you, flank you and easily kill you. Completely OP!