Picture ID 51786

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

This is a small spider taken in my home in Sydney, Australia but I can't match the markings with google images so any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks

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  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2019
  • Photographed: Jan 16, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: COLLAROY BEACH, Australia
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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This appears to be one of the small Jumping Spiders in the family Salticidae. It looks a lot like a female of one of the Maratus species. Have a look at Maratus scutulatus for comparison with yours at http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/australian/salticidae/Salticidae.html
The Maratus genus and related groups are seeing a lot of taxonomic revision work currently so several species are being moved around a fair bit as the relationships between species get straightened out, so you may find images of the same spider with different names (eg. Lycidas scutulatus).