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Euophrys omnisuperstes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Euophrys
Species: E. omnisuperstes
Binomial name
Euophrys omnisuperstes
Wanless, 1975

Euophrys omnisuperstes (the species name means standing above everything) is a small jumping spider that lives at elevations of up to 6,700 meters on Mount Everest, making it possibly the highest known permanent resident on earth. They are known to lurk in crevices among rocky debris. They feed on tiny creatures that consume plant materials blown up from lower altitudes.[1]


  1. ^ Hillyard 1994


  • Wanless, F. R. (1975). Spiders of the family Salticidae from the upper slopes of Everest and Makalu. Bull. Br. arachnol. Soc. 3:132-136.
  • Prószyński, J. (1976). Studium systematyczno-zoogeograflczne nad rodzina Salticidae (Aranei) Regionów Palearktycznego i Nearktycznego. Wyzsza Szkola Pedagogiczna Siedlcach 6:1-260. (Polish)
  • Hillyard, P. (1994): The book of the spider: from arachnophobia to the love of spiders. Hutchinson, London.
  • Fumigants & Pheromones 64 (2002).PDF
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History.

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Sectio: Dionycha
Superfamilia: Salticoidea
Familia: Salticidae
Subfamilia: Euophryinae
Tribus: Euophryini
Genus: Euophrys
Species: Euophrys omnisuperstes


Euophrys omnisuperstes Wanless, 1975


  • Wanless, F. R. 1975. Spiders of the family Salticidae from the upper slopes of Everest and Makalu. Bull. Br. arachnol. Soc. 3: 132, f. 1-3, 6-8.
  • Platnick, N. I. 2008. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History. [1]


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