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Saitis barbipes MHNT Male Face2.jpg
Saitis barbipes (male)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Saitis
Simon, 1876
Type species
Attus barbipes
Simon, 1868

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33 species

Saitis is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). The 30 recognized species are spread worldwide.


It is possible that the species from Australia belong to other genera, such as Maratus.


Only fourteen species have diagnostic drawings of any sort, and it is likely that at least some species should be transferred to other genera (Hall 2009).


  • Platnick, Norman I. (2011): The world spider catalog, version 11.5. American Museum of Natural History.
  • David Edwin Hill 2009: "Euophryine jumping spiders that extend their third legs during courtship (Araneaee: Salticidia: Euophryinae: Maratus, Saitis)". Peckhamia 74(1): 1-27.

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