Mantius (spider)

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Mantius
Mantius.russatus.female.png
female M. russatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Hasariinae
Genus: Mantius
Thorell, 1891
Type species
Mantius russatus
Thorell, 1891
Species

see text

Diversity
5 species

Mantius is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders).

There is no recent information on any of the five described species from south east Asia. The genus is said to be close to Ptocasius.[1]

Description[edit]

Females are 5 to 8 mm long, males 6 to 10 mm. The cephalothorax is often dark reddish brown. The abdomen is yellowish brown with whitish hairs and plump oval. The legs are yellowish brown except for the front pair, which is reddish brown.[1]

Name[edit]

Mantius was the son of Melampus and Lysippe in Greek mythology.

Species[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murphy & Murphy 2000: 285

References[edit]

  • Murphy, Frances & Murphy, John (2000): An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2007): The world spider catalog, version 8.0. American Museum of Natural History.