Salticidae
(Jumping Spiders)

Picture ID 54013

Picture of Salticidae (Jumping Spiders) - Lateral

Comments & ID Thoughts

This tiny spider appeared on my hand while I was sitting on a little wall bordering a water system in a park: Falaj Daris in Oman/Middle East. It jumped to the floor when I reacted surprised, and walked towards me, not shy at all.

  • Submitted by: 
    Kreative
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2019
  • Photographed: Mar 5, 2019
  • Spider: Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
  • Location: Falaj Daris / Nizwa, Oman
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Lateral
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CalumEwing

It a male of one of the Jumping Spiders in the family Salticidae.

CalumEwing

No worries, this is exactly the place to ask.
You could try the Arabian Arthropods site at https://tinlight.smugmug.com/NaturalHistory/Arabia/Arabian-Fauna/Arabian-Arthropods/
It’s not a comprehensive catalogue, but may help to get you started.
The ultimate resource is the World Spider Catalog at https://wsc.nmbe.ch/
You can navigate to the family then search the catalogue for species that have been recorded in the Arabian Peninsula. This will give you a series of candidates that you can check further to nail down a possible identification.
Good hunting!

TangledWeb

Thanks for the Arabian Arthropods site info I added a new “Favorites” link to add to my collection of spider sites.

ItsyBitsy

For Jumping Spiders there is also the Peckham Society site: https://peckhamia.com

TangledWeb

And another Favorite site for my tablet!

Entomologist_97

I’m not positive but this could be the Zebra Jumping Spider (Salticus scenicus), has close to the same head markings

LilyLove3114

This is a Menemerus semilimbatus

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