Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Arachnida
Order Araneae
Suborder Neocribellatae
Family Araneidae
Genus Gasteracantha
Species cancriformis (Spinybacked Orbweaver)

Why these classifications?
Domain Eukarya: Cells have a nucleus and organelles
Kingdom Animalia: (Animal) Multicellular and retains energy by consuming other organisms by predation
Phylum Arthropoda: (Arthropod) Segmented body, has an open circulatory system
Class Arachnida: (Arachnid) Has 6 pairs of appendages, 4 of which are used for walking
Order Araneae: (Spider) Preys on other insects, but can only ingest liquids with the lack of mouthparts
Suborder Neocribellatae: Contains poisonous glands
Family Araneidae: (Orb weaver)
Genus Gasteracantha: Greek (“gaster” - belly; “akantha” - thorn or spine)
Species Gasteracanta cancriformis: Other common names: crab-spider, spiny-bellied orb weaver, crab-like spiny orbweaver