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For the mythological figure, see Rhene (mythology).
Rhene flavicomans male Hong Kong dorsal.jpg
male R. flavicomans from Hong Kong
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Dendryphantinae
Genus: Rhene
Thorell, 1869
Type species
Rhanis flavigera
C. L. Koch, 1846

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54 species

Rhene is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). The genus was originally named Rhanis. Tamerlan Thorell renamed it Rhene in 1869 so that it would not be confused with a beetle genus that was also named Rhanis.[1] The name Rhene is derived from the Greek proper name Rhene (Ρήνη).[1]


R. atrata from Japan
front view of male R. flavicomans from Hong Kong
female R. flavigera from Hong Kong


  1. ^ a b Thorell, Tamerlan (1869). On European Spiders, Part 1: Review of the European Genera of Spiders, Preceded by Some Observations on Zoological Nomenclature. p. 37. 
  2. ^ Kaldari, Ryan (2010). "Reassignment of the Indian species of Zygoballus to Bianor and Rhene (Araneae: Salticidae)" (PDF). Peckhamia (82.1).