Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Troglohyphantes  Joseph, 1881   126 species

Troglohyphantes troglodytes  (Kulczyński, 1914)


Posterior row of cheliceral teeth in the male transformed into a chitinous keel near the base of the fang. Palp: patellar spine placed on a tubulus. Distal margin of tibia a tilted brim. Cymbium dorsally vaulted, with deep transverse groove, with horn-like appendage. Paracymbium tub-shaped, lower branch with a smaller proximal and a larger distal membranous apophysis.

Body length male: 2.4 mm

Epigyne not very prominent, lateral plates well developed, epigynal cavity and scape small, the latter V-shaped.

Body length female: 2.45 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Bosnia-Hercegovina, Croatia
 male  female

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

Kratochvíl J (1934) Liste générale des Araignées cavernicoles en Yougoslavie. Bull Soc Spéléologie Ljubljana 2: 165-226

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2