Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Typhlonesticus  Kulczyński, 1914   6 species

Typhlonesticus absoloni  (Kratochvíl, 1933)


Prosoma 2.4 mm long. Chelicerae: promargin with 3 teeth and 6-7 saw-shaped hairs.

Body length male: 4.8-5.3 mm

Epigyne: convex chitinous plate, covering totally the genital opening. Palp: tarsal claw with 13-14 ventral small teeth. Prosoma almost as wide as long. Prosoma 2.5 mm long. Eyes absent. Chelicerae tinged with orange, promargin with 3 teeth, and behind with 10 to 12 teeth in 2 rows. Legs: tarsal claw with 8 small teeth.

Body length female: 6.24-6.8 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Montenegro
Distribution List
Montenegro   (no references) |||

Deeleman-Reinhold C L (1974) The cave spider fauna of Montenegro (Araneae). Glasnik Republickog Zavoda za Zastitu Prirode i Prirodnjackog Muzeja Titogradu 6: 9-33 pdf

Deltshev C, Ćurčić B, Wang C X, Yao Z Y, Antić D, Ćurčić S, Rađa T (2014) New data on the spiders (Araneae) in the caves of Balkan peninsula. Archives of Biological Science Belgrade 66: 465-471 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 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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