Jumping Spiders
Genus Opisthoncus
Small Garden Jumping Spider
Two-spotted Jumping Spider
Garden Jumping Spider
Biting Jumping Spider
Long-jawed Jumping Spider
Colourful Biting Jumper 
Genus Sandalodes
Double-brush Jumper 
Ludicra Jumping Spider
Flat-white Jumping Spider
Flat-brown Jumping Spider 
Invisible Jumping Spider
Golden Tail Jumper 
Small Brown Jumpers
Salticid Ant Eater
Three-lines Jumper 
Brown Jumper
Black Jumper
Well-dressed Jumper
Other Groups
Small Striped Jumping Spider 
Cytaea Jumping Spider
Aussie Bronze Jumper
Unknown Jumpers


Small Brown Jumping Spiders - Family Salticidae

This page contains pictures and information about Small Brown Jumping Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
We found quite a number jumping spider species which are small in size (4-6mm body length), with short and round abdomen and brown to dark brown in colours. They are usually actively hunting on tree trunks or on forest floor. We group them together in this page. They include the Zenodorus, Simaetha, Simaethula and Servaea species.

Salticid Ant Eater
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Zenodorus orbiculatus, body length 6mm
We can easily find this small Jumping Spiders on smooth bark gum and wattle tree trunks. The spider shiny black or dark brown, with a white line circle the edge of its abdomen. Some with a white dot at the center. We found the spiders usually feeding on different species of ants. More information and pictures please visit this page.
Three-lines Jumper
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? Zenodorus sp., body length 4mm
We found this small jumping spider in Carbrook Wetland on Sep 2009. The small spider is black in colour. There are one vertical white line on thorax and two horizontal white lines on its abdomen. Check this page for more information.
Brown Jumper
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? Simaetha thoracica, body length 6mm
We sometimes find this jumping spider hunting on wattle leaves and stems in eucalypt forest. More pictures and information can be found in this page
Black Jumper
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Simaethula sp., body length 4mm 
We found this Black Jumper wandering on forest floor in Daisy Hill on Sep 2007. Please check this page for more information.
Well-dressed Jumper
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Servaea validus (former Plexippus validus)body length 5mm 
We sometimes found this jumping spider wandering on gum tree trunks. It hide under bark when we come closer. More information and pictures can be found in this page.

1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, p51.
2. SALTICIDAE Blackwall, 1841 - Australian Biological Resources Study.

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Last updated: October 04, 2009.