Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Eusparassus  Simon, 1903   3 species

Eusparassus dufouri  Simon, 1932


Colouration olive-brown. Legs clearly banded. Ventral opisthosoma with a V-shaped dark marking.

Body length male: 9.9-13.8 mm
Body length female: 16.2-17.5 mm
Additional information

Mostly under stones, under old tree bark (southeast of Portugal) and in Eucalyptus trees

  Not established
  No data
Distribution comment: Western Iberia, records from from Greece and Turkey probably belong to E. walckenaeri (compare Moradmand & Jäger 2012)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Portugal, Spain, Netherlands (introduced)
 male  female

Barrientos J A, Urones M C (1985) La colección de araneidos del Departamento de Zoología de la Universidad de Salamanca, V: arañas clubionoideas y tomisoideas. Boln Asoc esp Entomologia 9: 349-366

Bayram A, Kunt K B, Danişman T (2017) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2017 [last updated 11 January 2017], online at

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Moradmand M, Jäger P (2012) Taxonomic revision of the huntsman spider genus Eusparassus Simon, 1903 (Araneae: Sparassidae) in Eurasia. J nat Hist 46: 2439-2496

Urones C (2006) El género Eusparassus Simon, 1903 (Araneae, Sparassidae) en la Península Ibérica, con la descripción de una especie nueva. Revta Ibérica Aracnol 12: 99-115

World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 5.10.2017. doi: 10.24436/2

08-06-2017 Distribution update Old value
09-10-2015 Distribution update Old value