This website has been made to fill a need for information on spiders found in TASMANIA. It is intended for the amateur enthusiast and members of the general public trying to find a name for a spider they have found. It is not intended to be a comprehensive scientific document as much of the information on spiders is hard to source and is of a dynamic nature, changing often as new scientific research is carried out.

Some spiders are unique to Tasmania, while others also occur on mainland Australia or are introduced from overseas.

A number of these spiders are known only by their family name. If you know the spider and can identify its genus and species, I would be very grateful for any help in identifying the spiders. Please use the comment link below to contact me.

List of Tasmanian spiders.
Webs and Retreats
Other Tasmanian Arachnids
Links to other spider websites


DISCLAIMER: The information provided in the Venoms section is accurate at the time of writing this document (2008), and may change in the future due to new information or first aid treatments.


© John C Douglas 2008