Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Sulcia  Kratochvil, 1938   10 species

Sulcia cretica  Fage, 1945


Palp: femur with a long basal spine, followed by a series of 4 or 5 spines on small tubercles, and 4 or 5 strong spines on long tubercles. Prosoma 0.85 mm long. Opisthosoma almost twice as long as high.

Body length male: 2.5-3 mm

Palp: spination variable, femur with 6 long, ventral spines and 5 ventro-lateral spines, tibia with 4 pairs of ventral spines, tarsus with numerous spines. Prosoma and sternum light reddish brown. Eyes: 6, well developed, posteriors slightly less than one diameter from ALE. Chelicerae: promargin with 7 or 8 teeth, retromargin with 5 or 6 teeth. Legs very long. Opisthosoma whitish, ventrally darker.

Body length female: 2.2 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece (Crete)
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Brignoli P M (1968b) Über griechische Leptonetidae (Arachnida: Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 49: 259-264 pdf

Brignoli P M (1975b) Über die Gruppe der Haplogynae (Araneae). Proceedings of the 6th International Arachnological Congress: 33-38 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

Roewer C F (1959a) Die Araneae, Solifuga und Opiliones der Sammlungen des Herrn Dr. K. Lindberg aus Griechenland, Creta, Anatolien, Iran und Indien. Göteborgs Kungliga Vetenskaps och Vitterhets Samhälles Handlingar 8(4): 1-47 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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