Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Rhodera  Deeleman-Reinhold, 1989   1 species

Rhodera hypogea  Deeleman-Reinhold, 1989


Prosoma dark red, oval, with strong granulations. Prosoma 3.4 mm long. Eyes absent. Legs: tarsal claw of anterior legs with 12 small teeth, tarsal claw of posterior legs with 2 or 3 small teeth, posterior metatarsus and tarsus with claw tuft.

Body length female: 7.6 mm
Additional information

Only one female specimen known. In cave.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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

Deeleman-Reinhold C L (1989) Rhodera n. gen., hypogea n. sp., araignée microphtalme de l'île de Crête, un fossile vivant? (Araneae: Dysderidae: Dysderinae). Mémoires de Biospéologie 16: 47-51 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 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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