Family Cybaeidae

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Aquatic species; body length 10-12 mm; colour dark-brown to black; all spinnerets have approx. the same length; tracheal stigma anteriorly positioned, just behind the epigastric furrow; legs III and IV with suspicious long hairs (one species, rarely found)

Argyroneta

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Terrestrial species, other characters

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Body length of females 6-10 mm, males 4.5-7 mm; prosoma yellow-brown, often with fine black pattern; opisthosoma grey with bright pattern; anterior spinnerets clearly longest; tracheal stigma in normal position (i.e. anterior to the spinnerets); legs III and IV not remarkably hairy; in the highlands, Alps and Carpathians (many species, widely distributed in Europe)

Cybaeus

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Habitus
(Maurer 1992)
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Other combination of characters   

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Patella of the male pedipalp with spoon-like apophysis, epigyne with a square plate, opisthosoma grey with indistinct pattern or chevrons (one species, Croatia)

Cedicus

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(De Blauwe 1973)
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male Patella and tibia, ventral view
(Levy 1996)
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female Epigyne
(De Blauwe 1973)
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Patella of the male pedipalp with 2 pointed apophyses, epigyne with rounded plate, opisthosoma grey with 2 bright dot rows (one species,  Azerbaijan)

Paracedicus

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Marusik & Guseinov 2003)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Marusik & Guseinov 2003)
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Opisthosoma, dorsal view
(Marusik & Guseinov 2003)