ⓘ Sparbambus

                                     

ⓘ Sparbambus

Sparbambus is a monotypic genus of Malaysian jumping spiders containing the single species, Sparbambus gombakensis. It was first described by J. X. Zhang, J. R. W. Woon & D. Q. Li in 2006, and is found only in Malaysia. They are similar to members of Wanlessia. The name is derived from the Indian bambu, referring to the habitat where the species was initially found. The prefix spar denotes that the genus is in the subfamily Spartaeinae. The species name refers to the type locality, the Ulu Gombak Field Studies Centre of the University of Malaya.

Females have a total body length of about 6.6 mm 0.26 In, and males a little less. The original species was discovered in bamboo, but repeated searches failed to find new samples, the lead examiners believe that the bamboo is not their normal habitat. It seems, share the same microhabitat with Paracyrba wanlessi who preys on marine animals such as Gigantochloa scortechinii in the hollow interior of decaying bamboo internodes.