Pseudofluda is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). Its only described species, Pseudofluda pulcherrima, is found in Brazil.
The male of this species is 2.5 mm long. The cephalothorax is chestnut-colored to black, with a chestnut colored spot on the posterior region. A white line goes along the length of the cephalothorax. The back of the abdomen is tawny with violet and green metallic scales. The species was first found in Petropolis, Brazil.
The genus name is combined of Greek pseudo
"false" and the salticid genus name Fluda
(see also Parafluda
). The species name is derived from Latin pulcher
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