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

Minotauria fagei  (Kratochvil, 1970)


Palp: patella as long as tarsus, bulb 3 times as long as wide, embolus distally slightly curved. Prosoma 3.7 mm long.

Body length male: 8.2 mm

Vulva: spermatheca slightly thinner at its base, ventral arch of the anterior diverticulum laterally with triangular structure. Prosoma yellow-brown, cephalic part darker. Prosoma 4.7 mm long. Eyes absent. Legs: femur I with numerous spines all along the prolateral side.

Body length female: 9.7 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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

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