Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Saitis  Simon, 1876   7 species

Saitis tauricus  Kulczyński, 1904


Prosoma dorsally dark brown with horn-yellow median stripe with white hairs in thoracical area. Head plate shiny black-brown, dorsally light grey. Opisthosoma dorsally beige with pattern of black spots on sides and black chevrons in light median band.

Body length male: 3.9-4.6 mm

Prosoma dorsally a bit lighter than in male, covered with sparse light hairs. Opisthosoma dorsally as in male. Epigyne with two circular receptacles and laterally positioned openings.

Body length female: 4.6-5.9 mm
Additional information

Fig. of Coşar & Varol (2016) belongs here, not to S. barbipes

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Global distribution (WSC 2024): North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia
 male  female
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.

Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Georgia   (Seropian et al., 2023b) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Korányi et al., 2017) ||| Italy   (Steinwandter et al., 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2006) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a; Coşar & Varol, 2016) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2024a) ||| Ukraine   (Kovblyuk et al., 2016) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R, Gavalas I (2023) The spiders (Araneae) of the tiny Greek island Iraklia (Kiklades), with the descriptions of 5 new Harpactea species (Araneae: Dysderidae), 3 species new to Europe and 8 new to Greece. Parnassiana Archives 11 (Suppl. 1): 1-91 pdf

Coşar İ, Varol M İ (2016) Six new records for the spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae: Salticidae) Turkish Journal of Entomology 40: 157-163 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at pdf

Deltshev C D, Paraschi L (1990) A contribution to the study of spiders (Araneae: Dysderidae, Salticidae, Agelenidae) in Greece, with a description of a new species (Malthonica spinipalpis Deltshev, sp. n. Agelenidae). Biologia Gallo-Hellenica 17: 3-12 pdf

Komnenov M (2006) New data on jumping spiders in the Republic of Macedonia with a complete checklist (Araneae: Salticidae). In: Deltshev, C. & Stoev, P. (eds.) European Arachnology 2005. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica Supplement 1: 301-314 pdf

Korányi D, Mezőfi L, Markó V (2017) First record of the jumping spider Icius subinermis (Araneae, Salticidae) in Hungary. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 54: 38-40 pdf

Kovblyuk M M, Gnelitsa V A, Nadolny A A, Kastrygina Z A, Kukushkin, O V (2016) Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of the Karadag Nature Reserve (Crimea). Ekosystemy 3(33): 3-288 pdf

Metzner H (1999) Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279 pdf

Seropian A, Bulbulashvili N, Otto S, Krammer H-J, Kachlishvili N, Datunashvili A (2023b) Picking pearls from the Silk Road: insights into the spider (Arachnida, Araneae) diversity in Georgia from the Caucasus barcode of life project. Part II. Caucasiana 2: 231-297 pdf

Steinwandter M, Ballini S, Rief A (2019) First records of Saitis tauricus (Araneae: Salticidae) from Italy in South Tyrol. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 1-3 pdf

Tutar O, Yağmur E A (2023) Spider (Araneae) fauna of İzmir Peninsula (Çeşme, Karaburun, Urla), Türkiye. Serket 19: 197-222 pdf

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

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