The Find-a-Spider Guide

The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide    The Find-a-Spider Guide
Find a spider by...     common name     location       species       family       webs and egg sacs     photos

Unknown salticid

Fact Box
Unknown salticid
(ID derived from a paper by Gardzinska and Zabka but this spider may actually be an undescribed species: see below)
Body length:
female: 5 mm
male: about 4.5 mm
This salticid may be found wandering on green leaves, bark or any other surfaces above ground level, probably using its colour scheme to provide camouflage
This spider is too small to be dangerous to humans
Unknown salticid
Click to enlarge
Leg shapes
Click to enlarge
Fissident tooth
Click to enlarge
Underneath female
Click to enlarge
Female epigynum

The identity of the spider presented on this page is uncertain. It clearly is a fissident species, which means it has a tooth on each chelicera that branches into two cusps (points) and of the salticid genera that are accepted as having this arrangement and the general appearance of the above spider the most likely genus is Opisthoncus.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: None.

Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 20 November 2017.