Euophrys omnisuperstes

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Euophrys omnisuperstes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Euophrys
Species: E. omnisuperstes
Binomial name
Euophrys omnisuperstes
Wanless, 1975

Euophrys omnisuperstes (the species name means standing above everything), the Himalayan jumping spider, is a small jumping spider that lives at elevations of up to 6,700 metres (22,000 feet) on Mount Everest, making it a candidate for the highest known permanent resident on Earth. They are known to lurk in crevices among rocky debris, feeding on tiny, stray springtails and flies that are blown up the mountainside from lower altitudes.[1][2]



  • Wanless, F. R. (1975). Spiders of the family Salticidae from the upper slopes of Everest and Makalu. Bull. Br. arachnol. Soc. 3:132-136.
  • Prószyński, J. (1976). Studium systematyczno-zoogeograflczne nad rodzina Salticidae (Aranei) Regionów Palearktycznego i Nearktycznego. Wyzsza Szkola Pedagogiczna Siedlcach 6:1-260. (Polish)
  • Hillyard, P. (1994): The book of the spider: from arachnophobia to the love of spiders. Hutchinson, London.
  • Fumigants & Pheromones 64 (2002).
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History.

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