Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   68 species

Centromerus subcaecus  Kulczyński, 1914


Prosoma and legs uniformly yellowish. Opisthosoma and sternum blackish. Eyes surrounded by black. Palp: Patella and tibia without peculiarities, cymbium with proximal hump, its base with distinct margins. Paracymbium with longitudinal groove, terminal branch uniformly rounded. Posterior margin of radix truncated, lamelliform und with warts. Prosoma length: 0.5-0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.4-0.5 mm.

Body length male: 1.4-1.6 mm

As in male. Epigyne: Weakly sclerotized, flat. Epigyneal groove 3x wider than long, scape with short base, base with few transversal grooves, distal part saddle-like, deeply hollowed. Prosoma length: 0.5-0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.4-0.5 mm.

Body length female: 1.4-1.6 mm
Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018b)

Character states from linyphiid key
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Distribution comment: records from Germany, Italy, Austria and Serbia are misidentified (Komnenov 2020a); Germany: "sp. prope"
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
Distribution List
Austria  Removed (Komnenov, 2020a) ||| Bosnia and Herzegovina   (Komnenov, 2010) ||| Croatia   (Komnenov, 2020a) ||| Germany  Removed (Blick et al., 2016; Komnenov, 2020a) ||| Italy  Removed (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Komnenov, 2020a; Steinberger, 2005; Steinberger, 2007) ||| Montenegro   (Komnenov, 2020a) ||| Serbia  Removed (Komnenov, 2020a) |||

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Komnenov M (2020a) Subterranean spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Montenegro. The Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Proceedings of the Section of Natural Sciences 23: 119-169 pdf

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

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Steinberger K-H (2005) Die Spinnen (Araneae) und Weberknechte (Opiliones) der Etsch-Auen in Südtirol (Italien). Gredleriana 4: 55-92 pdf

Steinberger K-H (2007) Spinnen und Weberknechte (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones) Südtiroler Flusslandschaften - Auwaldfragmente an Eisack und Rienz (Südtirol, Italien). Gredleriana   7: 171-194 pdf

Thaler K, Höfer H (1988) Eine weitere Art der Gattung Centromerus Dahl 1886 in Mitteleuropa: C. sp. prope subcaecus Kulczyński 1914 (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 68: 389-396 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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