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 2023): Italy, Hungary, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine
 male  female
Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Korányi et al., 2017) ||| Italy   (Steinwandter et al., 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2022) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2022) ||| 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

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 (2022) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2022 [last updated 24 August 2022], 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

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

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

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

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