Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Heliophanus  C. L. Koch, 1833   41 species

Heliophanus turanicus  Charitonov, 1969


Prosoma length: 2.24 mm, prosoma width: 1.68 mm. Prosoma dark brown, sparsely covered with white scales, ocular area black. Sternum, maxillae and labium brown. Legs brown, laterally with lines of white scales. Opisthosoma grey, venter with a pair of white spots in front of spinnerets.


Prosoma length: 2.50 mm, prosoma width: 1.94 mm. Colouration as in males but somewhat lighter.

  No data
Distribution comment: Azerbaijan: records belong to H. dunini (Logunov & Guseinov 2002)
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Kazakhstan, Central Asia
 male  female
Distribution List

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

Rakov S Y, Logunov D V (1997a) A critical review of the genus Heliophanus C. L. Koch, 1833, of Middle Asia and the Caucasus (Aranei Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 5(3/4): 67-104 pdf

Wesołowska W (1986) A revision of the genus Heliophanus C. L. Koch, 1833 (Aranei: Salticidae). Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 40: 1-254 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

01-04-2020 Distribution update Detail
16-10-2014 Image insert