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 2024): Turkey, Caucasus, Israel to China, India
 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   (Zarikian, 2020) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a) |||

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], 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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) 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

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