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.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Eastern Africa to India and Indonesia, Caucasus to Central Asia and China. Introduced to Australia (Queensland)
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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

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 pdf

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

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

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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