Subject: Unknown Spider
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
January 18, 2015 3:47 pm
Recently found this little interesting spider in our bathroom down in New Zealand, just thought we’d post it up here for a bit of insight as none of us have a clue
Signature: Cheers’ Liam O’Connor
We believe this is an Orbweaver in the family Araneidae, and it has a very distinct, pointed abdomen. The pointy abdomen should make it easy to identify, but we could not find any matching images in our initial search. There is a genus in Australia on the Brisbane Insect site with a species known as the Scorpion Tailed Spider, but it has much shorter legs than your individual.
Update: March 7, 2016
Thanks to a comment from Geevee, we now believe this may be a Teardrop Spider, Argiope protensa.