New Species of Spider Discovered
Maratus elephans is a new type of animal. Description of the animal has been published in the journal Peckhamia. The peacock spider are highly decorated, googly-eyed arachnids are only a few millimeters in length and they’re extremely fast. They’re members of the jumping spider family. Otto, a photographer, captured the spider.
Dazzling appendages give peacock spiders their name. They’re decorated with three red bands on an iridescent blue background. They sort of look like an elephant’s face. The total number within the Maratus genus is 38. 28 haven’t yet to be described. They are related to other species like M. Volans and M. pardus.