Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Sulcia  Kratochvíl, 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., 2022)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece (Crete)
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

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, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 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

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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