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

Dysdera valentina  Ribera, 2004


Prosoma light brownish, with small granulations. Prosoma 3.9 mm long. Eyes well developed. Chelicerae with 2 teeth. Legs yellowish, all segments spineless except posterior tibia and metatarsus.

Body length male: 8.3 mm


Additional information

Only one male specimen known. In calcareous area and caves.

Troglophile 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 (2004) Dysdera valentina (Araneae, Dysderidae), una nueva especie de la provincia de Valencia, con algunas adiciones a la fauna cavernícola ibérica. Revta Ibérica Aracnol 9: 211-215

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