Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Rhode  Simon, 1882   8 species

Rhode scutiventris  Simon, 1882


Prosoma 1.5-1.8 mm long. Opisthosoma with a ventral scutum, dorsal scutum absent.

Body length male: 3.9-4 mm

Prosoma dark red-brown, almost black, with strong grains. Prosoma 1.5-1.7 mm long. Sternum red-brown. Eyes well developed. Legs red-brown. Opisthosoma with a reduced ventral scutum, dorsal scutum absent.

Body length female: 4-5.7 mm
Additional information

In scrubland, garrigue, in litter and under stones.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Algeria

Deeleman-Reinhold C L (1978a) Les araignées du genre Rhode de Yougoslavie (Araneae, Dysderidae). Int J Speleol 9: 251-266

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

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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