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anatomy of a female spider click to hear : anatomy of a female spider

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fang poison gland cloaca eye stomach heart digestive glands anus spinneret silk glands oviduct vagina ovary seminal receptacle book lung intestine cecum brain coxal gland esophagus

fang click to hear : fang

Curved part below the eyes and attached to the venom gland; it allows the spider to catch its prey to inject it with venom.

poison gland click to hear : poison gland

Organ producing an acidic secretion made of venom; it is attached to the fang.

cloaca click to hear : cloaca

Orifice common to the intestine and the genital and urinary tracts; it is located at the terminal end of the digestive tract.

eye click to hear : eye

Organ of vision joined to the brain by a nerve; the spider usually has four pairs of simple eyes.

stomach click to hear : stomach

Dilated section of the digestive tract preceding the intestine; it receives food to be digested.

heart click to hear : heart

Muscular organ helping blood to circulate.

digestive glands click to hear : digestive glands

Organs producing a secretion that contributes to digestion.

anus click to hear : anus

Terminal orifice of the digestive tract enabling ejection of fecal matter.

spinneret click to hear : spinneret

Appendage located near the anus, where the silk glands end; the spider generally has three pairs.

silk glands click to hear : silk glands

Silk-secreting organs located in the abdomen and ending in the spinneret.

oviduct click to hear : oviduct

Canal through which the eggs are expelled from the ovaries.

vagina click to hear : vagina

Female organ of copulation located on the ventral face of the abdomen.

ovary click to hear : ovary

Female genital gland producing the eggs.

seminal receptacle click to hear : seminal receptacle

Pouch where sperm is stored for fertilizing the eggs.

book lung click to hear : book lung

Respiratory organ that helps to oxygenate the blood; the respiratory system has one or two pairs, depending on the type of spider.

intestine click to hear : intestine

Section of the digestive tract between the stomach and the anus where nutrients are absorbed and waste is turned into fecal matter.

cecum click to hear : cecum

Lateral canal located in the anterior portion of the intestine where especially a part of digestion and fermentation take place.

brain click to hear : brain

Main organ of the nervous system; it is located in the cephalothorax.

coxal gland click to hear : coxal gland

Organ appended to the hip and producing a secretion that contributes to excretion.

esophagus click to hear : esophagus

Canal of the anterior portion of the digestive tract; it carries food to the stomach.