"What does the Zebra spider's anatomy look like?"

    Zebra spiders have a black body that contains white hairs, which form stripes on their abdomen. The males are similar to females except males have larger cherlicerae, darker body color, and brightly colored brushes on their appendages. Zebra spiders' cephalothorax contains brilliant hairs, stout body, and rather short legs; eight legs are hairy and covered by sensory hairs. These sensory hairs allow the zebra spider to detect movements in their environment. Their tracheal system extends into cephalothorax. A zebra spider's abdomen contains the digestive system, breathing apparatus, and silk-producing organs. Huge chelicerae are usually hidden behind their pedipalps.


Spider's main organs 
 1) Fang ( chelicera )    2) Venom gland    3) Brain    4) Pumping stomach  
 5) Forward aorta branch   6) Digestive cecum   7) Heart   8) Midgut  
 9) Malphigian tubules   10)  Cloacal chamber   11) Rear aorta    12) Spinneret   
 13) Silk gland    14) Trachea   15) Ovary (female)   16) Book lung  
 17) Nerve  cord    18) Legs  19) Pedipalp  

Physiological systems    
 Nervous system (blue)  Digestive & excretory  system (green)
 Circulatory system (red)  Respiratory system
 (pink) Reproductive system (yellow)

Now that you know the zebra spiders' anatomy, learn about their adaptations.

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