- Male, flaps not extended
- Male displaying
- Maratus splendens from the Wildflower Garden reserve in the Sydney suburb of St. Ives
This close relative of the widely-distributed M. pavonis has been found around Sydney, the NSW central Coast, Hunter Vaslley and Coffs Habour. The bright red color on the upper surface of the carapace and a crescent of iridescent blue to black scales between the rearmost eyes distinguish it from M. pavonis.
Male, flaps not extended
Maratus splendens from the Wildflower Garden reserve in the Sydney suburb of St. Ives
- PECKHAMIA 96.1, 1 December 2011, 1―27 - An illustrated review of the known peacock spiders of the genus Maratus from Australia, with description of a new species (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae) Jürgen C. Otto and David E. Hill