Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   141 species

Harpactea stalitoides  Ribera, 1993


Prosoma and sternum light yellowish, prosoma with irregular outline. Prosoma 1.4 mm long. Eyes absent. Legs pale yellow, femur I with 2 or 3 prolateral spines, femur II with 2 prolateral spines, femur IV with 2 dorsal spines.

Body length female: 3 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Portugal

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

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

Ribera C (1993) Dysdera caeca n. sp. y Harpactea stalitoides n. sp. (Araneae), dos nuevas especies cavernícoles de Marruecos y Portugal. Revue arachnol 10: 1-7

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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