Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysderocrates  Deeleman-Reinhold & Deeleman, 1988   8 species

Dysderocrates marani  (Kratochvil, 1937)


Palp: bulb 2.6 mm long. Prosoma 8.3-9.1 mm long.

Body length male: 18 mm

Prosoma orange or brown, smooth, 6.7-7.6 mm long. Eyes: anteriors 1.5 diameters apart, PME one diameter from PLE, posteriors almost equal in size. Chelicerae dark. Legs: femur I with 8 to 11 spines, femur II with 5 to 8 spines, femur III with one to 3 spines, femur IV with 6 to 12 spines in 2 series.

Body length female: 15 mm
Additional information

Usually in caves, also outdoor: in pine forests, under stones. At low altitudes only in caves, outside caves at altitudes above 700 m.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece (Crete)
Adults of both sexes in spring.
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

Deeleman-Reinhold C L, Deeleman P R (1988) Revision des Dysderinae (Araneae, Dysderidae), les espèces mediterranéennes occidentales exceptées. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 131: 141-269 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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf