Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Stalagtia  Kratochvil, 1970   7 species

Stalagtia hercegovinensis  (Nosek, 1905)


Palp: bulb nearly as wide as long, embolus shorter than the bulb, its tip curved. Prosoma 2.9-5.3 mm long.


Prosoma 3.9-4.2 mm long. Eyes absent, or small pale eyes. Chelicerae: promargin and retromargin each with 2 teeth. Legs: anterior tibia with 0 to 10 ventral spines, metatarsus with 0 to 8 ventral spines.

Body length female: 6.5-12 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): SE Europe (Balkans), Turkey

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

Deeleman-Reinhold C L (1993) The genus Rhode and the harpacteine genera Stalagtia, Folkia, Minotauria, and Kaemis (Araneae, Dysderidae) of Yugoslavia and Crete, with remarks on the genus Harpactea. Revue arachnol 10: 105-135

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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

Varol M İ (2016) Stalagtia hercegovinensis (Nosek, 1905), a new record from Turkey (Araneae: Dysderidae). Serket 15(1): 44-46

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

14-06-2016 Distribution update Old value
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