Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptonetela  Kratochvil, 1978   11 species

Leptonetela kanellisi  (Deeleman-Reinhold, 1971)


Palp: tibia with a proximal, very strong and long spine, followed by 4 strong spines. Prosoma 0.9 mm long.

Body length male: 2.4 mm

Prosoma pale yellow, 1.3 mm long. Eyes absent, in some specimens the anterior medians are discernible as small pale pustules. Chelicerae : promargin with 9 teeth, retromargin with 5 small teeth. Legs : metatarsus with one or 2 dorsal spines , metatarsus II and metatarsus III apically with a transverse row of 5 or 6 long hairs. Opisthosoma whitish grey.

Body length female: 2.9 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece
Distribution List
Greece   (no references) |||

Brignoli P M (1976b) Ragni di Grecia IX. Specie nuove o interessanti delle famiglie Leptonetidae, Dysderidae, Pholcidae ed Agelenidae (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 83: 539-578 pdf

Deeleman-Reinhold C L (1971a) A new species of Sulcia Kratochvil (Araneida, Leptonetidae) from Greece, and a discussion of some Japanese cavernicolous Leptonetidae. Zoologische Mededelingen 45: 289-301 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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