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It is not known how many species of spiders are found in Aotearoa New Zealand but is thought to be around 2000 with the likelihood of numerous others still awaiting discovery. The dunes and Estuary at Foxton Beach are not a particularly strong area for spiders as it is a specialised habitat and only has a handful of few native species that favour this harsh environment, sheltering and hunting amongst the plants.
Unfortunately, a number of the species found here are not native and several are known to predate the endangered Kātipo. The township of Foxton Beach is likely to have numerous other species not yet recorded from the area.
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