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

Rhode testudinea  Pesarini, 1984


Prosoma 1.2 mm long.

Body length male: 2.8 mm

Prosoma and sternum red-brown, with grains. Eyes reduced, PME about 2 diameters from PLE. Chelicerae margin with 3 teeth. Opisthosoma with a dorsal and a ventral scutum.

Body length female: 2.7-3.1 mm
Additional information

Altitude 950 m.

No illustrations for females available.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Italy
 male  female

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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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). [Old pdf-version: Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at Pantini_&_Isaia_- _Checklist_of_the_Italian_spiders._June_2018.] Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pesarini C (1984) Rhode testudinea n. sp. delle Alpi Cozie, e considerazioni sulla sistematica della tribu' Rhodini. Atti Soc ital Sci nat 125: 81-86

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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