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

Dysderocrates marani  (Kratochvíl, 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., 2022)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Greece (Crete)
 male  female
Adults of both sexes in spring.
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

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, 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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf