SANA MAHMOOD SYDNEY: Jürgen Otto, a biologist based here, has found seven new species of exotically colorful Peacock Spiders. According to the scientist these spiders are “like cats and dogs” in their behavior. Report on these species from Western Australia and South Australia was published in the international jumping spider journal Peckhamia on Sunday. Otto said that there were at least four dozen confirmed species of Peacock Spiders across Australia. He observed that these spiders with large eyes and mammalian characteristics not only look different but also behave differently to other spiders. Otto further reported that their bright patterns form a key part of courtship rituals similar to peacocks. Jürgen Otto is of the view that Peacock Spiders are ‘fairly cute, which is why people are attracted to them. They behave differently to how people think a spider does”. He is of the view that these species behave like cats and dogs, moving around, perceiving and reacting to their environment. “They’re fairly cute, which is why people are attracted to them,” Otto said. “They behave very differently to how people think a spider does … they behave more like cats and dogs, moving around, perceiving and reacting to their environment.” Otto principally
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