Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   160 species

Dysdera espanoli  Ribera & Ferrandez, 1986


Prosoma  4.8 mm long. Sternum light reddish. Chelicerae with 3 or 4 teeth. Legs light yellowish, femur with dorsal spines, femur I and II with 2 or 3 spines, femur III with 6 or 7 spines, femur IV with 5 spines, anterior tibia with 2 or 3 spines, posterior tibia with numerous spines, anterior metatarsus spineless, posterior metatarsus with numerous spines.

Body length male: 10 mm


Additional information

Only one male and 2 juvenile specimens known. In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2017)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Spain

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Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mém Soc Linn Lyon 2: 1-522

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (in press) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research early view

Ribera C, Ferrández M A (1986) Tres nuevas especies de disdéridos (Arachnida, Araneae) cavernícolas de la península Ibérica. Publnes Dep Zool Barcelona 12: 51-58

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2

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