Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Menemerus  Simon, 1868   14 species

Menemerus animatus  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876


Prosoma dorsally red-brown with wide white margin, otherwise with orange-brown hairs, head plate darker. Opisthosoma dorsally brown with light points, anteriomedially two white oval spots, posterior zigzag stain pattern. Palp: femur, patella and cymbium with white hairs, apophysis black, laterally pointed.

Body length male: 5.5 mm

Prosoma and opisthosoma as in males, prosoma additionally with light grey hairs. Face with white hairs.

Body length female: 4.9 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, North Africa, Greece, Sudan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq
Distribution List
Algeria   (Prószyński, 1993) ||| Egypt   (Wesołowska, 1999) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

Prószyński J (1993) Salticidae (Araneae) of Saudi Arabia II. Fauna Saudi Arabia 13: 27-54 pdf

Prószyński J (2003) Salticidae (Araneae) of the Levant. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 53: 1-180 pdf

Wesołowska W (1999) A revision of the spider genus Menemerus in Africa (Araneae: Salticidae). Genus 10: 251-353 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

21-09-2021 Image insert
21-09-2021 Distribution update Detail
19-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail