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For more information and links to the species, go to Marpissa in the Tree of Life.
References most relevant to species north of Mexico: Barnes (1958).
IdentificationThe palpi are distinctive in North America, but some species are unique in their extremely elongate bodies.
HabitatThe smaller, squatter species are ground-dwellers (lineata); others are foliage dwellers. M. pikei is known from grasses and other thin vegetation.