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Jumping Spider
Salticoidea
Salticidae
Type: Arachnid

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Salticoidea
Jumping Family
Entelegynae
Genital Plate
Araneoclada
Araneomorphae
Araneae
Spiders
Arachnida
Arachnida
Arachnids
Chelicerata
Arthropoda
Jointed Feet
Ecdysozoa
Molting
Protostomia
Mouth First
Bilateria
Two-Way Symmetry
Eumetazoa
True Higher Animals
Animalia
Animals
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


Salticoidea Family
Salticidae Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

They are found all over the world. More common that any other spider.

General information about Jumping Spider :

The jumping spider is known to hold the title of best eyesight of any invertebrate. For this reason, they are also the most prolific of any spider, taking up 13% of all spider species.
They are so common in fact, that a type of jumping spider was found on Mount Everest (Euophrys omnisuperstes).

The jumping spider doesn't jump like we do, or even like a grasshopper, they use high pressure liquids in their body to shoot their legs out like a hydralic piston hammer.

They hunt day and night. They can climb things that many spiders can't. This is because of a specialized foot which contain Scopula. Scopula are thousands of hair like protein strands that each fray off into smaller hairs. The result of these micro-fibers is the abiliy to walk upside down on glass.

Many people have never noticed them before, this is because the spider sees you first, and either stops moving to watch you, or it jumps and runs so extremely quick, that you don't notice it.

Jumping spiders love to walk around on sticks, trees, poles etc. they look up the pole with their amazing eyes and can see and feel intruders long before the intruder sees them.
This spider is always making plenty of silk tether in case it needs to jump. If they have to jump, it doesn't matter how far down the fall, they have a safety rope, in which they usually climb back up if it's further than a few feet.

Besides an amazing ability to jump, Jumping spiders can run incredibly fast, with amazing dexterity.

The jumping spider moves differently than any other spider, it seems to move more like a little mammal, sometimes moving it's head like a dog, and walking like a miniature gorilla. They also seem to look at you in wonder, and unlike almost any other spider, if you put your hand toward it, sometimes it will jump on it, just out of curiosity. They don't bite. They will even look at you and gesture with their pedipals and front limbs.

They have 4 eyes on the front, the two in the middle being so big, that you almost forget the others, then they have a few minor eyes around the sides of their head. They can see colors that we can't, with their field of vision extending into the ultraviolet spectrum.
Jumping spiders are covered in wiskers, some being much longer than the others. They use these to sense other creatures touching them. If you trigger their big wiskers, boing! away they go.

Some have beautiful fangs, that look like they are covered in sparkly nail polish.


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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Section: Entelegynae
Superfamily: Salticoidea
Family: Salticidae


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Subfamilies
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Aelurillinae
Agoriinae
Amycinae
Ballinae
Dendryphantinae
Euophryinae
Hasariinae
Heliophaninae
Hisponinae
Lyssomaninae
Marpissinae
Myrmarachninae
Pelleninae
Plexippinae
Salticinae
Spartaeinae
Synagelinae
Synemosyninae

This creature helps by:
The jumping spider eats tons of insects, and doesn't hurt anything else.
You can attract this creature by:
Long branched plants, or sticks, little fences connecting corners and hiding places for this spider.



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