Monday, July 21, 2003

Cryptomaster leviathan

Mitopus morioCoolest genus/species name ever!

This is the only page I can find that mentions this species, and it doesn't say much.

I have been able to gather that Cryptomaster leviathan is an arachnid in the order Opiliones (which includes harvestmen or daddy long legs). I am also guessing that it is a cave-dweller, based on stuff I've found about other members of the same family and suborder.

Note that this picture here is not a picture of Cryptomaster leviathan. Its a picture of Mitopus morio, which is at least in the same order. I admit that I picked that picture because it was the first transparent image of an Opilione that I found.