Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Marusyllus  Prószyński, 2016   3 species

Marusyllus mongolicus  (Prószyński, 1968)


Prosoma dark brown, eye field covered with yellowish scales and a few white ones concentrated into 3 white longitudinal stripes, row of white, yellow and grey bristles above eyes. Opisthosoma dorsally greyish-brownish-black, covered with white scales with a silver or sometimes yellow gleam. Legs long.

Prosoma length: 1.58 mm, prosoma width: 1.28 mm.


Prosoma black or brown-olive-grey, covered with white, yellowish and black scales. Opisthosoma dorsally light fawn, covered with white and black scales arranged in transverse stripes. Legs white yellow. Epigyne: copulatory openings oval and small, the ridge between them flat, vaginal roof is small within distinctly procurved posterior edge.

Prosoma length: 1.48 mm, prosoma width: 1.28 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Azerbaijan, Mongolia
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

Logunov D V, Marusik YM (2003) A revision of the genus Yllenus Simon, 1868 (Arachnida, Araneae, Salticidae). KMK Scientific Press Moscow, 168 pp pdf

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

10-11-2019 Distribution update Detail
19-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail