Jumping spiders are members of the spider family Salticidae, which contains around 5,000 species of spider, roughly 7% of the total number of spider species in the world. This large spider family is incredibly diverse, with representatives found all over the world. As the common name “jumping spider” would suggest, jumping spiders are most notable for their jumping ability. Some spiders are capable of jumping as much as 40 times their body length, relying on a very complex internal structure.
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