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Jumping spider

Family Salticidae


Jumping spiders range in size from a body length of 1 to 22 mm; they have four pairs of eyes, being three secondary pairs, that are fixed, and the main pair, that is movable.


Jumping spiders live in a variety of habitats. Tropical forests harbor the most species, but they are also found in temperate forests, scrub lands, deserts, intertidal zones, and mountainous regions, like the critter shown here, which I found near the jungle of Atlantic Forest, in Parque São Vicente, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, 840m above sea level.


The town of the coordinates (lat: -22.538334, long: -43.228556) that I used for search, is not DUQUE DE CAXIAS, as reports the search map tool of this page, but PETRÓPOLIS, as shown here:

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Pale Jumping Spider
Colonus sylvanus Salticidae? - Colonus sylvanus - BugGuide.Net

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Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 18, 2011
Submitted on Mar 6, 2016

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