Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Cyrba  Simon, 1876   2 species

Cyrba ocellata  (Kroneberg, 1875)


Prosoma brown, eyes surrounded with black, prosoma length: 2.2 mm. Chelicerae light brown. Leg I light brown, legs II-IV yellowish orange, femora darker. Opisthosoma: dorsum anteriorly yellowish grey, posteriorly darker, near spinnerets almost black with white patch, venter yellowish.


Prosoma length: 2.4 mm. Colouration as in males, opisthosoma slightly lighter.

Additional information

Araneophagic species which invades the webs of web-building spiders, kills them and feeds on them.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Eastern Africa to India and Indonesia, Caucasus to Central Asia and China. Introduced to Australia (Queensland)

Jackson R R (2000) Prey preferences and visual discrimination ability of Brettus, Cocalus and Cyrba, araneophagic jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from Australia, Kenya and Sri Lanka. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 27: 29-39

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet:

Wesolowska W (1996) New data on the jumping spiders of Turkmenistan (Aranei Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 5(1/2): 17-53 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

20-05-2014 Datasheet update Old value
20-05-2014 Image insert
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value