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 2024): Kazakhstan, Central Asia
 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.


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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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