ARACHNIDS

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Scorpion Escorpiao dourado

An arachnid have 8 legs and 12 appendages and have no antennaes or wings. They mostly eat meat, are often venomous and reproduce mostly by means of eggs (although scorpions bear their live young).

Arachnid Systematics comprise of:

Acarina Mites and Ticks
Araneae Spiders (about 350 species)

Endangered Spider Species
Spider Scytodes globula


Spruce-fir moss spider (Microhexura montivaga)
Dolloff cave spider (Meta dolloff)
Fen Raft spider (Dolomedes plantarius)
Kauai cave wolf spider (Adelocosa anops)
Haptopoda A single extinct Plesiosiro madeleyi
Opiliones Harvestmen or "daddy longlegs"
Palpigradi Microwhip scorpions
Phalangiotarbida The extinct arachnid order known only from Europe and N America.
Pseudoscorpions
Ricinulei Hooded tickspiders
Schizomida
Scorpions
Solifugae Camel spiders, sun spiders, wind scorpions
Trigonotarbida Extinct
Uropygi Whip scorpions

South Africa ARACHNID CLUBS, ORGANISATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS