Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Sandalodes  Keyserling, 1883   1 species

Sandalodes superbus  (Karsch, 1878)


Prosoma dark brown-red. Chelicerae black, weakly shiny. Legs covered with grey hairs. Opisthosoma yellowish olive-green, dorsum in posterior half with a white quadrangular spot, corners with laterally prolongating lines.

Body length male: 12 mm
Additional information

This species of New Guinea / Australian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did not establish.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): New Guinea, Australia
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.

Germany   (Breitling et al., 2016b) |||

Breitling R, Bauer T, Schäfer M, Morano E, Barrientos J A, Blick T (2016b) Phantom spiders 2: More notes on dubious spider species from Europe. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 52: 50-77 pdf

Förster A, Bertkau P (1883) Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Spinnenfauna der Rheinprovinz. Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins der Preussischen Rheinlande und Westfalens 40: 205-278 pdf

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

Żabka M (2000) Salticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) of the Oriental, Australian and Pacific regions, XIII: the genus Sandalodes Keyserling. Invertebrate Taxonomy 14: 695-704 pdf

30-04-2020 Distribution update Detail
30-04-2020 Datasheet update Detail
17-01-2017 Image insert
17-01-2017 Distribution update Detail
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