Geographical Range Tropical, subtropical and temperate regions worldwide
Habitat Various habitats; including forests, woodlands, and gardens
Scientific Name Gasteracantha sp.
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

It's a body only a spider can love! The odd shape and spines on this orb-weaving spider's abdomen make it difficult for a predator to grab it. Its awkward shape makes the spider appear clumsy when it walks on the ground, but it moves delicately and gracefully on its web.