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 2019): Greece (Crete)

Deeleman-Reinhold C L (1989) Rhodera n. gen., hypogea n. sp., araignée microphtalme de l'île de Crête, un fossile vivant? (Araneae: Dysderidae: Dysderinae). Mém Biospéol 16: 47-51

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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