Spiny-backed spider (Chumma inquieta)
This was a very exciting find for me. The family Chummidae has only one genus and two species and are only found in South Africa and to be more exact, have only been recorded in my tiny little corner of the Western Cape. Furthermore unless I am mistaken, this is the only photo of this spider you will find on the internet. I am the envy of arachnologists in South Africa! This tiny spider was only approximately 3mm.
The Chummidae are a tiny spider family with only two described species in one genus. Both were first described in 2001. Both species are known from males and females.
They are small, three-clawed spiders with a strong dorsal scutum. They have no fovea, and the posterior and median spinnerets are reduced.