Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Eusparassus  Simon, 1903   9 species

Eusparassus dufouri  Simon, 1932


Colouration olive-brown. Legs clearly banded. Ventral opisthosoma with a V-shaped dark marking.

Body length male: 9.9-13.8 mm
Body length female: 16.2-17.5 mm
Additional information

Mostly under stones, under old tree bark (south-east of Portugal) and in Eucalyptus trees

  Not established
  No data
Distribution comment: Western Iberia. Records from from Italy, Greece and Turkey probably belong to E. walckenaeri (compare Moradmand & Jäger 2012)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain. Introduced to the Netherlands
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Libya   ( no references ) ||| Morocco   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Tunisia   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) |||

Barrientos J A, Urones M C (1985) La colección de araneidos del Departamento de Zoología de la Universidad de Salamanca, V: arañas clubionoideas y tomisoideas. Boln Asoc esp Entomologia 9: 349-366

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

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

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

Moradmand M, Jäger P (2012) Taxonomic revision of the huntsman spider genus Eusparassus Simon, 1903 (Araneae: Sparassidae) in Eurasia. Journal of Natural History 46: 2439-2496 pdf

Urones C (2006) El género Eusparassus Simon, 1903 (Araneae, Sparassidae) en la Península Ibérica, con la descripción de una especie nueva. Revta Ibérica Aracnol 12: 99-115

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

05-02-2019 Datasheet update Detail
08-06-2017 Distribution update Detail
09-10-2015 Distribution update Detail