Jumping Spiders
Genus Opisthoncus
Small Garden Jumping Spider
Two-spotted Jumping Spider
Garden Jumping Spider
Biting Jumping Spider
Long-jawed Jumping Spider
Colourful Biting Jumper 
Genus Sandalodes
Double-brush Jumper 
Ludicra Jumping Spider
Flat-white Jumping Spider
Flat-brown Jumping Spider 
Invisible Jumping Spider
Golden Tail Jumper 
Small Brown Jumpers
Salticid Ant Eater
Three-lines Jumper 
Brown Jumper
Black Jumper
Well-dressed Jumper
Other Groups
Small Striped Jumping Spider 
Cytaea Jumping Spider
Aussie Bronze Jumper
Unknown Jumpers


Jumping Spiders, Salticids - FAMILY SALTICIDAE

This page contains pictures and information about Jumping Spiders, the salticids, that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
On your mark, get set...............jump!
Jumping Spider, the salticids, is a very large family contains the most colourful species of spiders. They are from small to medium size.  They are easily recognized by their eyes pattern. Their front pair of eyes are very large with another three pair of smaller eyes on thorax, in three row of 4-2-2. They have very good eyesight and active during the day. The arrangements of four pairs of eyes makes their vision covers virtually entire 360 degree.
Each species in this family have different patterns on their body. When you look at them, they will either hide away on the other side of the leaf or will turn their head and look back at you.
In this web site we listed different species of jumping spiders that we commonly found in Brisbane. For more information about jumping spiders in general, please visit our jumping spider Biology page. 

Genus Opisthoncus
Genus Sandalodes and Genus Mopsus
Under-bark Jumpers
Ant-mimicking Jumpers
Small Brown Jumpers
Other Groups
Unknown Jumpers 

1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, p51.
2. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1970, p26.
3. Spiders - family Salticidae - lifeunseen.com, by Nick Monaghan, 2007.  
4. The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders - University of Southern Queensland, 2009.
5, Salticidae Jumping Spiders - Insects of Townsville, Australia - Graeme Cocks.
6. Salticidae Jumping Spiders - Spiders of Australia, Ed Nieuwenhuys, 2009. 
7. SALTICIDAE Jumping Spiders - Save Our Waterways Now. 
8. Family SALTICIDAE Blackwall, 1841 - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
9. PREDATORY BEHAVIOR OF JUMPING SPIDERS - R.R. Jackson and S.D. Pollard, Annual Review of Entomology, Vol. 41: 287-308 (January 1996).
10. Australia - List of Species of Salticidae - by Jerzy Proszynski, 1999.
11. A pictorial index of genera of the Australian Salticidae - Salticidae: Diagnostic Drawings Library by Jerzy Proszynski 2006. 

Back to top

Jumping Spiders Biology ] Genus Opisthoncus ] Genus Sandalodes ] Genus Mopsus ] Under-bark Jumping Spider ] Genus Myrmarachne ] Small Brown Jumper ] Jumping spiders ] Unidentified Jumping Spiders ]


See us in our Home page. Download large pictures in our Wallpaper web page.  Give us comments in our Guest Book, or send email to us. A great way to support this web site is to buy a CD from us. 
Last updated: January 01, 2011.