Cybaeidae  Banks, 1892 / Cedicus  Simon, 1875   2 species

Cedicus israeliensis  Levy, 1996


Chelicerae with 6-8 Teeth on promargin and 4-6 on retromargin. Palp: apically directed conductor originates at light, sunken centre of bulb. Small, slightly elongated, white fishy projection protrudes inside pit of tegulum near base of conductor. Patella with large, black, conical apophysis protruding alongside a strong blackish projection. Prosoma length: 2.9-3.5 mm, prosoma width: 2.2-2.6 mm.

Body length male: 6.2-7.0 mm

Epigyne: light semi-circular, central depression bordered by fine, brown, sclerotized rims is interrupted anteriorly at middle by small, whitish hood. Partly sclerotized, lip-like lobe with narrow inner attachment protrudes posteriorly from inside epigastric furrow. Small pointed processes project near posterior edges of epigynal plate. Large opaque yellow oval bodies partly cover red-brown spermathecal structures. Prosoma length: 3.0-3.5 mm, prosoma width: 2.2-2.4 mm.

Body length female: 7.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Turkey, Israel

Bayram A, Kunt K B, Danişman T (2017) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2017 [last updated 11 January 2017], online at

Levy G (1996) The agelenid funnel-weaver family and the spider genus Cedicus in Israel (Araneae, Agelenidae and Cybaeidae). Zool Scripta 25: 85-122

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

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value
04-02-2014 Image insert
04-02-2014 Distribution update Old value