Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1884   34 species

Aelurillus cretensis  Azarkina, 2002


Palp brown. Male: femur with dark hairs, and with ventral round swelling. Embolus with massive base and typical tip. Prosoma dark brown, with black eye field. Sternum brown. Chelicerae female: red-brown, males: yellow-brown. Legs brown, with white hairs. Opisthosoma dark brown to brown-grey, dorsally with longitudinal band of white hairs in posterior half. Book lungs yellow-brown to brownish grey. Spinnerets brown.

Body length male: 5.2 mm
Body length female: 6.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece (Crete)
 male  female
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   ( no references ) |||

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Azarkina G N, Komnenov M (2015) Descriptions of two new species of Aelurillus Simon, 1884 (Araneae, Salticidae) from the Mediterranean, with the synonymization of A. steliosi Dobroruka, 2002. ZooKeys 516: 109-122

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

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

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

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