Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Minotauria  Kulczynski, 1903   2 species

Minotauria attemsi  Kulczyński, 1903


Palp: patella longer than tarsus, bulb twice as long as wide, embolus strongly curved. Prosoma 4.5 mm long.

Body length male: 8.5 mm

Vulva: spermatheca strongly thinner at its base. Prosoma yellow-brown, cephalic part darker. Prosoma 3.8-4.7 mm long. Eyes small, sometimes eyes absent. Legs: femur I with some prolateral spines on the distal half.

Body length female: 8.6 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece (Crete)
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (no references) |||

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Gasparo F (2004b) Note sul genere Minotauria Kulczyński, 1903, con ridescrizione del maschio di M. fagei (Kratochvíl, 1970) stat. nov. (Araneae, Dysderidae). Atti e Memorie, Commissione Grotte "Eugenio Boegan" 39: 51-65 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 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf