Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Menemerus  Simon, 1868   16 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 2020): Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, North Africa, Greece, Sudan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Iraq
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| 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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

19-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail