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Order Opiliones



 

 

Families
 Nemastomatidae
 Phalangidae
 Trogulidae

 

Morphology

Exceptionally long walking legs in comparison to the body size

Near fused prosoma (head region) and opisthosoma giving an ovoid body shape

2 eyes orientated sideways

absence of scent glands

Mant species are omnivorous, feeding on insects and plant material

 

 

 

Author: Ceri Thomas
Last updated: 22.11.05
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