Cybaeidae  Banks, 1892 / Cybaeus  L. Koch, 1868   11 species

Cybaeus abchasicus  Charitonov, 1947


Prosoma 3.5 mm long, 2.4 mm wide. Sternum1.7 mm long, 1.5 mm wide. Opisthosoma length 3.3 mm.

Prosoma and abdomen coloration as well as cheliceral teeth as in the female.


Body length male: 7.0 mm

Prosoma 3.8 mm long, 2.5 mm wide, brown with distinct markings. Sternum 1.6 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, heart-shaped, brighter than gnathocoxae and labium. Chelicerae dark brown, with knee-like projecting base, anterior margin with 3 teeth, posterior margin with 8 teeth; distal teeth larger than proximal teeth. Distal two palpus segments darker than femur and patella. Legs brown, femora annulated. Opisthosoma 3.5 mm long, gray with 3-4 pairs of white marks or pattern absent.


Body length female: 7.3 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Turkey, Georgia, Russia
 male  female

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Kovblyuk M M, Ponomarev A V, Dvadnenko K V (2010) Redescription of Cybaeus abchasicus Charitonov, 1947, with the first description of the male (Aranei: Cybaeidae). Arthropoda Selecta 19: 221-225

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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

20-03-2015 Datasheet update Old value
19-03-2015 Image insert