Grey Striped Bark Jumper
Head Articulation
Grey Striped Bark Jumper
Grey Striped Bark Jumper (Clynotis severus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Jumping Spider (Salticidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Grey Striped Bark Jumper (Clynotis severus)
This Photo:     Eyes + palps

Thank you Nicholas John Fisher for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The cutest of all spiders, the jumpers (Salticidae) do have 8 eyes (not 6), though difficult to see.
Obviously the 2 headlights at the front & 2 side parkers. Going on top of the head, theres a nearly invisible pair, and finally the pair a the back. (2-2-4). Our Bronze Aussie Jumper (Helpis cf minitabunda) probably shows all 8 the best.
Nicholas said "Whereas Clynotis severus is almost exclusively a trunk dweller"

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.