Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   165 species

Dysdera gigas  Roewer, 1928


Bulb 1.6 mm long. Prosoma 3.8 mm long.


Prosoma dark brown, with fine grains. Prosoma 7.2 mm long. Eyes: anteriors less than one diameter apart, larger than posteriors. Chelicerae with 3 teeth. Legs: femur IV with 0 to 2 dorsal spines, posterior tibia with 3 to 8 spines, posterior metatarsus with 6 or more spines.

Additional information

Under stones or in litter. Altitude up to 1000 m.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece (Crete)
 male  female
Females probably all the year.
Distribution List
Cyprus   ( Bosmans et al., 2019c; ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( no references ) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Deeleman-Reinhold C L, Deeleman P R (1988) Revision des Dysderinae (Araneae, Dysderidae), les espèces mediterranéennes occidentales exceptées. Tijdschr Ent 131: 141-269

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

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

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