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. 2018)

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Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist by Pantini & Isaia (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Kratochvíl J (1933) Evropské druhy celedi Nesticidae Dahl. [Les espèces européenes de la famille Nesticidae Dahl.] Prace Morav prirod spol 8 (10): 1-69

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 (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at 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

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

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