Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Hoplopholcus  Kulczyński, 1908   16 species

Hoplopholcus minotaurinus  Senglet, 1971


Prosoma 1.7 mm long. Colouration as in female, but legs I and II darker. Femur I with a ventral series of 25 to 28 spines alternatively long and short.


Prosoma yellowish, cephalic part brownish, 2.1 mm long. Sternum light brownish. Eyes: AME much more than one diameter from ALE. Legs brownish, metatarsus and tarsus darker. Opisthosoma very high, whitish to grey, suffused with black above spinners, ventrally with a faint median streak.

Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018b)

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Distribution comment: restricted to Crete (Huber 2020)
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Greece (Crete)
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (Huber, 2020) |||

Brignoli P M (1976b) Ragni di Grecia IX. Specie nuove o interessanti delle famiglie Leptonetidae, Dysderidae, Pholcidae ed Agelenidae (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 83: 539-578 pdf

Huber B (2020) Revision of the spider genus Hoplopholcus Kulczyński (Araneae, Pholcidae). Zootaxa 4726: 1-94 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

Senglet A (1971) Note sur les Pholcidae (Arachn.) de Grèce. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 44: 345-359 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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