Red-sand Jumping Spider
Female: looking down
Grey Striped Bark Jumper
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)|
|Family:||Jumping Spider (Salticidae)|
|Species:||Red-sand Jumping Spider (cf Grayenulla sp)|
|This Photo:||Female: leg length|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
One of the diagnostics of this genus is that the 3rd legs are longer than the rest. This lady certainly has that trait. She was a strong jumper and the 3rd legs were always tucked in (when sitting), like a spring ready to pounce
When tucked in the 3rd legs were higher than the rest and you can measure on the screen on the last photo to show the rest of the leg is also longer than the rear.
Body is a bit large for the genus though, but she may be gravid/just dined.
The head shape & eye sizes seem about right.
Possibly an undescribed genus.