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male V. praemandibularis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Plexippinae
Genus: Viciria
Thorell, 1877
Type species
Viciria pavesii
Thorell, 1877

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31 species

Viciria is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). The genus includes thirty one accepted species.[1]


Both sexes reach a length of about 7 to 12 mm. Viciria is a colorful genus similar to Telamonia. However, the very long, thin opisthosoma of Viciria is almost cylindrical, and the color patterns differ. Viciria often shows a single broad longitudinal stripe with a pattern of black dashes on the opisthosoma. A white median stripe is present on the cephalus of the female.[2]

V. praemandibularis males have an orange carapace with bronze iridescent hairs on the cephalus, and an orange opisthosoma with a dark brown median stripe. The legs are yellowish, except for the brown first pair. The carapace of the female is yellowish with a white stripe, bordered by two orange stripes. The median stripe of the opisthosoma is bright orange, narrowly bordered with white. The rest of the opisthosoma is yellowish. The legs are paler than in males.[2]


Like Telamonia, Viciria is found in Africa and Asia.



Following species were transferred to other genera.


  1. ^ "Gen. Viciria Thorell, 1877". World Spider Catalog. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Murphy & Murphy 2000: 301
  • Murphy, Frances & Murphy, John (2000): An Introduction to the Spiders of South East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2009): The world spider catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History.

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