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Six-eyed sand spider

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The six-eyed sand spider (Sicarius hahni) is a medium-sized spider with body measuring 8 to 15 mm and legs spanning up to 50 mm, March April 2005 found in deserts and other sandy places in southern Africa. [1]

17 relations: Africa, Ambush predator, Animal, Antivenom, Arachnid, Arthropod, Brown recluse spider, Carl Wilhelm Hahn, Charles Athanase Walckenaer, Cytotoxicity, Disseminated intravascular coagulation, Hemolysis, Necrosis, Sicariidae, Sicarius (spider), South America, Spider.


Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).

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Ambush predator

Ambush predators or sit-and-wait predators are carnivorous animals or other organisms, such as some nematophagous fungi and carnivorous plants, that capture or trap prey by stealth or by strategy (typically not conscious strategy), rather than by speed or by strength.

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Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

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Antivenom, also known as antivenin, venom antiserum and antivenom immunoglobulin, is a medication made from antibodies which is used to treat certain venomous bites and stings.

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Arachnids are a class (Arachnida) of joint-legged invertebrate animals (arthropods), in the subphylum Chelicerata.

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An arthropod (from Greek ἄρθρον arthron, "joint" and πούς pous, "foot") is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and paired jointed appendages.

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Brown recluse spider

The brown recluse, Loxosceles reclusa, Sicariidae (formerly placed in a family "Loxoscelidae") is a recluse spider with a necrotic venom.

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Carl Wilhelm Hahn

Carl Wilhelm Hahn (lat. Carolus Guilielmus Hahn) (16 December 1786 – 7 November 1835) was a German zoologist and author of the first German monograph on spiders.

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Charles Athanase Walckenaer

Baron Charles Athanase Walckenaer (25 December 1771 – 28 April 1852) was a French civil servant and scientist.

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Cytotoxicity is the quality of being toxic to cells.

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a condition in which blood clots form throughout the body, blocking small blood vessels.

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Hemolysis or haemolysis, also known by several other names, is the rupturing (lysis) of red blood cells (erythrocytes) and the release of their contents (cytoplasm) into surrounding fluid (e.g. blood plasma).

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Necrosis (from the Greek νέκρωσις "death, the stage of dying, the act of killing" from νεκρός "dead") is a form of cell injury which results in the premature death of cells in living tissue by autolysis.

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Sicariidae is a family of six-eyed venomous spiders known for their allegedly necrotic bites.

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Sicarius (spider)

Sicarius is a genus of spider, the best known being the six-eyed sand spider of southern Africa.

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that inject venom.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-eyed_sand_spider

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