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 2024): Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Azerbaijan, Mongolia
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 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:

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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