Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Palliduphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevtich, 2001   60 species

Palliduphantes stygius  (Simon, 1884)


Colouration variable. Prosoma pale yellow to yellowish brown, with grey striae and margin. Prosoma length: 0.80-0.89 mm, prosoma width: 0.68-0.74 mm. Legs pale yellow to yellowish brown, streaked with grey. Opisthosoma pale grey to almost black, dark specimens with 5-6 faint pale chevrons in posterior half.

Body length male: 1.6-2.2 mm

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 1.9-2.6 mm
Additional information

Found in a wide variety of habitats.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Portugal, Spain, France, Azores
 male  female

Bosmans R, Cardoso P, Crespo L C (2010) A review of the linyphiid spiders of Portugal, with the description of six new species (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Zootaxa 2473: 1-67 pdf

Denis J (1964a) Spiders from the Azores and Madeira. Bolm Mus munic Funchal 18: 68-102

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

17-12-2013 Datasheet update Old value
05-11-2013 Image insert