Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Kryptonesticus  Pavlek & Ribera, 2017   9 species

Kryptonesticus fagei  (Kratochvíl, 1933)


Characters as in female.

Body length male: 5.3-5.4 mm

Epigyne much wider than long, posterior side with a median hard chitinous tubercle. Prosoma 1.9-2 mm long. Eyes small, ringed with black, AME very reduced, PME 2 diameters apart. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin, and behind with 16 to 20 teeth.

Body length female: 5.3-5.4 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al., 2022)

  No data
Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist by Pantini & Isaia (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Bosnia and Herzegovina
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Bosnia and Herzegovina   (Komnenov, 2010) |||

Komnenov M (2010) Checklist of spiders (Araneae) of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Uzizaž i Biospeld 5(2009): 52-69 pdf

Kratochvíl J (1933) Evropské druhy celedi Nesticidae Dahl [Les espèces européenes de la famille Nesticidae Dahl]. Práce Moravské Přírodovědecké Společnosti 8 (10): 1-69 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, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 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). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pavlek M, Ribera C (2017) Kryptonesticus deelemanae gen. et sp. nov. (Araneae, Nesticidae), with notes on the Mediterranean cave species. European Journal of Taxonomy 262: 1-27 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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