Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Mendoza  Peckham & Peckham, 1894   1 species

Mendoza canestrinii  (Ninni, 1868)

Description
Male

Tibial apophysis short, distally with transverse end. Bulbus appearing flat in lateral view. Whole body dark brown, some white spots on prosoma and opisthosoma. Sternum black. Legs brown, trochanter and tarsi yellow. Anterior margin of opisthosoma with a narrow white band.

Body length male: 8 mm
Female

Epigyne flat, posterior margin triangularly protruding. Prosoma light brown, eye field darker. Sternum centrally yellow, marginally brown. Chelicerae orange. Legs yellowish brown, leg I somewhat darker. Opisthosoma: dorsum with 2 broad brown longitudinal stripes with golden shine and 4 pairs of square black spots, venter with 3 brown longitudinal streaks.

Body length female: 8.3-10.3 mm
Additional information

Among the reeds near water, retreat in spun reed tips

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe, North Africa, Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Iran, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam
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Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Serbia   (Stanković, 2012) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

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

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Kranjčev R (2013) [Jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of hygrophilous habitats in Croatia and some of their ecological traits]. Entomologia Croatica 17: 67-77 pdf

Logunov D V (1999c) Redefinition of the genera Marpissa C. L. Koch, 1846 and Mendoza Peckham & Peckham, 1894 in the scope of the Holarctic fauna (Araneae, Salticidae). Revue Arachnologique 13: 25-60 pdf

Logunov D V, Wesołowska W (1992) The jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae) of Khabarovsk Province (Russian Far East). Annales Zoologici Fennici 29: 113-146 pdf

Oger P, Tirmarche D, Santune V, Jacquet C (2015) Mendoza canestrinii (Ninni, 1868) toujours plus nordique et aux frontières de la Belgique (Araneae, Salticidae). Revue Arachnologique (2) 2: 32-33 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pesarini C (1997) I ragni (Arachnidae Araneae) del Monte Barro (Italia, Lombardia, Lecco). Memorie della Societa Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano 27: 251-263 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Prószyński J (1991) in Heimer S, Nentwig W: Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Parey Hamburg pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Stanković B (2012) Contribution to the knowledge of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from vicinity of Jagodina, Central Serbia. Biologica Nyssana 3: 37-42 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
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03-05-2018 Image insert
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