Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptoneta  Simon, 1872   32 species

Leptoneta serbariuana  Roewer, 1953


Palp: tarsus with a long and sinuous appendix tape-shaped, apophysis with a strong, curved spine, very widened at its base. Prosoma reddish yellow. Eyes surrounded with black, posteriors smaller than anteriors, posterior eyes about 1.5 diameters from ALE. Chelicerae: promargin with 6 teeth, retromargin with 4 teeth. Legs: femur without spines.



Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Sardinia

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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