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Family Scytodidae - Spitting Spiders

unknown spider#2 - Scytodes univittata - female Scytodes spitting spider - Scytodes atlacoya - female Scytodes thoracica? - Scytodes thoracica - female Spider - Scytodes thoracica Scytodes globula - male Scytodes atlacoya - female Scytodes fusca - male Small brown spider with distinct marking found in bathroom rug.  - Scytodes thoracica
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Synspermiata)
Family Scytodidae (Spitting Spiders)
Numbers
There are 241 species of scytodids in 4 genera. Two genera are found in the US:
Scytodes (221 species worldwide, 9 in the US): alayoi, atlacoya, dorothea (velutina), fusca, globula, longipes, thoracica, univittata, and zapatana.
Dictis (4 species worldwide, 1 in the US): striatipes

* All information as of 24 Apr 2022
Identification
Spitting spiders have 6 eyes and are slow moving. They are usually fairly easy to identify by their large round cephalothorax and their long, thin legs.


Front view Eye Arrangement


Refer to the Scytodes genus page for more specific ID guidance.
Remarks
Not dangerous.