Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   71 species

Centromerus piccolo  Weiss, 1996


Paracymbium with robust keel. Prosoma yellowish-white, pale, partly with pattern, eyes strikingly small. Sternum dark, with small light spots. Coxa ventrally slightly darkened. Opisthosoma dorsally light to grey-black with small bright spots, forming transverse lines in posterior half, ventrally with dark field behind epigastric furrow, flanked by 2 longitudinal rows of bright spots.

Body length male: 1.0 mm
Body length female: 1.2 mm
Additional information

in northern Germany on pastures

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Germany
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Czechia   (Řezáč et al., 2021; Růžička & Řezáč, 2022a) ||| Germany   (Weiss, 1996; Blick et al., 2016) |||

Blick T, Finch O-D, Harms K H, Kiechle J, Kielhorn K-H , Kreuels M, Malten A, Martin D, Muster C, Nährig D, Platen R, Rödel I, Scheidler M, Staudt A, Stumpf H, Tolke D (2016) Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) Deutschlands. 3. Fassung, Stand April 2008, einzelne Änderungen und Nachträge bis August 2015. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 70/4: 383-510 pdf

Řezáč M, Růžička V, Hula V, Dolanský J, Machač O, Roušar A (2021) Spiders newly observed in Czechia in recent years – overlooked or invasive species? BioInvasions Records 10: 555-566 pdf

Růžička V, Řezáč M (2022a) Seznam pavouků České republiky. List of spiders of the Czech Republic. Online at and pdf

Weiss I (1996) Centromerus piccolo n. sp., eine neue Baldachinspinne aus NW-Deutschland (Arachnida, Araneae, Linyphiidae). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 35: 227-236 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

05-08-2021 Distribution update Detail
05-08-2021 Distribution insert Detail
14-02-2018 Image insert