Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   64 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. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe

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

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at 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). Senckenberg biol 68: 389-396

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

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value
13-08-2015 Image insert