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The Kauai cave wolf spider is so well adapted to cave life that it, like other cave animals, has completely lost its eyes, giving it the often used alias the "no-eyed, big-eyed wolf spider." Like all spiders, they are venomous, however their venom is of use only on small prey animals. They reach the size of a fifty cent piece, and are completely harmless to people.
Good guy: Kauai cave wolf spider
Endangered Adelocosa anops lacks eyes and is only found in the dark zone of caves in the Koloa region of Kauai.
Kauai cave arthropods overview
An overview of Kauai's cave spider and amphipod is provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (Hawaii's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005).
Adelocosa anops species profile from USFWS
A species profile for Adelocosa anops is provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, including links to information regarding the federal endangered/threatened status of this species.
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