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 2023): Bosnia and Herzegovina
Distribution List
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, 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 (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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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