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

Heliophanus curvidens  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Prosoma length: 1.5-1.69 mm, prosoma width: 1.00-1.35 mm. Legs brown with yellow metatarsi and tarsi. Opisthosoma: dorsum brown with 3 pairs of white spots.

Body length male: 3.1-3.9 mm

Prosoma length: 1.75 mm, prosoma width: 1.25 mm. Colouration as in males, but legs lighter and opisthosoma dorsally only with one pair of white spots, dorsum bordered by a white line anteriorly and laterally.

Body length female: 4.4 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Turkey, Caucasus, Israel to China, India
 male  female
Distribution List
Armenia   (Zarikian, 2020) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

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 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zarikian N (2020) A contribution to the checklist of the jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of Armenia. Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum 16: 193-202 pdf

04-01-2021 Distribution insert Detail
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