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

Kryptonesticus henderickxi  (Bosselaers, 1998)


Prosoma 1 mm long. Characters as in female.

Body length male: 2.1 mm

Prosoma whitish, cephalic part with some dark grey hairs. Prosoma 1.2 mm long. Sternum white, covered with sparse, dark grey hairs. Eyes absent. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin, 3 comb-shaped setae on a bulge near base of fang. Opisthosoma pale yellowish grey, covered with sparse, greyish hairs.

Body length female: 3 mm
Additional information

In limestone cave.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Greece (Crete)
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (no references) |||

Bosselaers J (1998) Nesticus henderickxi (Araneae, Nesticidae), a new blind troglobitic spider from Crete. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 9-14 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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf