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Finding Nemo: citizen science discovers new spider – Sydney Morning Herald

Meet Maratus nemo, the pint-sized peacock spider known for its vibrant colours and dancing displays.



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Ms Holliday was out doing fish sampling at Mount Burr Swamp, in far southern South Australia, when she noticed the spider on a leaf in the wetlands.
He had a plain back but his orangey-red face is what stood out and I hadnt seen anything like it before, so I knew it had to be a new one, Ms Holliday says.
The peacock spider.
Mr Schubert contacted Ms Holliday when he saw her pictures online, and she sent him a number of specimen jars through the post.
He took photos of the tiny spiders, capturing…

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