Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Cryptodrassus  Miller, 1943   2 species

Cryptodrassus creticus  Chatzaki, 2002


Tibial apophysis with broad base and bipartite end. Conductor robust, with sclerotised claw on base. Embolus long and thread-like. Epigyne with small bell-shaped median cap anteriorly, atrium U-shaped. Vulva with two-chambered receptaculum (ventral: oval, dorsal: round). Prosoma yellow. Femur with 3 dorsal spines. Tarsus I-II with scopula and III-IV with dense stripe of small thorns. Claw of tarsus IV elongated. Opisthosoma yellow.

Body length male: 3.1 mm
Body length female: 4.2-4.8 mm
Additional information

Up to 1200 m in Phrygana

Frequency: Very rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Crete, Turkey

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Murphy J (2007) Gnaphosid genera of the world. British Arachnological Society St Neots, Cambs

Seyyar, O., Topçu, A. & Demir, H. (2006) New records of ground spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) from Anatolia. Zoology in the Middle East 38: 118-120

van Helsdingen P J (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 23.01.2017

04-07-2017 Distribution update Old value