Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Asianellus  Logunov & Hęciak, 1996   3 species

Asianellus potanini  (Schenkel, 1963)


Prosoma yellow-brown, with dark "veins", medially and laterally covered with brown hairs, 2 white stripes behind posterior lateral eyes. Prosoma length: 2.88 mm, prosoma width: 2.20 mm. Chelicerae yellow. Sternum yellow to brown. Legs yellow, with brown spots. Tarsi and metatarsus I always darker than remaining segments. Opisthosoma: dorsum with scutum, dark grey, with 2 dark brown longitudinal stripes, venter yellow to grey-yellow.


Generally lighter and paler colouration than in males. Prosoma brown-yellow, eye field brown. Chelicerae yellow-brown. Sternum yellow, with a tinge of grey. Prosoma length: 3.38 mm, prosoma width: 2.40 mm. Legs yellow with brown rings and patches. Opisthosoma: dorsum yellow-grey, longitudinal stripes weakly expressed.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Armenia to China
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Armenia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) |||

Logunov D V (2015) Taxonomic-faunistic notes on the jumping spiders of the Mediterranean (Aranei: Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 24: 33-85 pdf

Logunov D V, Hęciak S (1996) Asianellus, a new genus of the subfamily Aelurillinae (Araneae: Salticidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 26: 103-117 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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