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 2020): Italy, Hungary, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine
 male  female

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)

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

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at

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). Biol Gallo-hellenica 17: 3-12

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

05-01-2020 Datasheet update Old value
14-02-2019 Image insert
14-02-2019 Distribution update Old value
19-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value
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