Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them


I created this map with all the locations of known species of peacock jumping spider. I’m planning on using it to help organise a holiday (which could evolve into an expedition) to see as many of the known species as possible and to perhaps find a new species. Maybe, someone with the same obscure interest will find this map interesting/helpful.

All images are from Jurgen Otto’s flickr and all the locations have been dredged from the references below. When you click on a waypoint, the number next to the species name refers to the picture number in the description.

There are currently 48 described species of Peacock jumping spider and a further 16 are currently undescribed. This map features 37 species (plus a few other Salticids).

Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2016.  Seven new peacock spiders from Western Australia and South Australia (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini: Maratus).  Peckhamia 141.1:  1-101.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2016.  Maratus fimbriatus, a new peacock spider from the Darling Riverine Plains of New South Wales, with a review of the Maratus chrysomelasgroup (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryini).  Peckhamia 136.1:  1-24.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2015.  Maratus elephans, a new member of the volans group from New South Wales (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae).  Peckhamia 123.1:  1-19.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2015.  Adult display by a penultimate male Coastal Peacock Spider (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae: Maratus speciosus).  Peckhamia 122.1:  1-6.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2015.  Two new peacock spiders of the calcitrans group from southern Queensland (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae: Maratus).  Peckhamia 121.1:  1-34.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2014.  Peacock spiders of the pavonis group from southern Australia (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae: Maratus).  Peckhamia 117.1:  1-62.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2014.  Description of a new peacock spider from the Gnangara Mound north of Perth, Western Australia (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae: Maratus).  Peckhamia 115.1:  1-8.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2014.  Spiders of the mungaich group from Western Australia (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae: Maratus), with one new species from Cape Arid.  Peckhamia 112.1:  1-35.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2013.  Three new Australian peacock spiders (Araneae: Salticidae: Maratus).  Peckhamia 108.1:  1-39.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2012.  Notes on Maratus Karsch 1878 and related jumping spiders from Australia, with five new species (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae), version 2.  Peckhamia 103.2:  1-82.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2012.  Two new Australian peacock spiders that display inflated and extended spinnerets (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae: Maratus Karsch 1878).  Peckhamia 104.1:  1-28.
Otto, J. C. and D. E. Hill.  2011.  An illustrated review of the known peacock spiders of the genus Maratus from Australia, with description of a new species (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae).  Peckhamia 96.1:  1-27.
Species Mapped:
Maratus anomalus
Maratus albus
Maratus amabilis
Maratus australis
Maratus avibus
Maratus bubo
Maratus clupeatus
Maratus elephans
Maratus harrisi
Maratus jactatus
Maratus julianneae
Maratus linnaei
Maratus literatus
Maratus lobatus
Maratus montanus
Maratus mungaich
Maratus nigromaculatus
Maratus pardus
Maratus pavonis
Maratus plumosus
Maratus purcellae
Maratus robinsoni
Maratus sceletus
Maratus speciosus
Maratus spicatus
Maratus splendens
Maratus tessellatus
Maratus velutinus
Maratus vespa
Maratus vespertilio
Maratus volans
Maratus vultus
Maratus digitatus
Maratus chrysomelas
Maratus watagansi
Maratus leo
Maratus fimbriatusSpecies Missing:Maratus eliasi
Maratus hortorum
Maratus karrie
Maratus madelineae
Maratus ottoi
Maratus personatus
Maratus proszynskii
Maratus speculifer


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