Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Porrhomma  Simon, 1884   15 species

Porrhomma cambridgei  Merrett, 1994

Body length male: 1.5 mm

Prosoma, legs and sternum pale yellow-brown. Prosoma length: 0.68-0.80 mm. Opisthosoma greyish white to yellow-brown suffused with grey.

Body length female: 1.6 - 2.1 mm
Additional information

In crevices in the soil in grasslands and arable land.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): England to Italy and Czechia

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

Merrett P (1994) Porrhomma cambridgei, replacement name for Porrhomma oblongum (O. P.-Cambridge, 1871), revalidated and redescribed from southern England (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bull Br arachnol Soc 9: 318-320

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Pickard-Cambridge F O (1894) New genera and species of British spiders. Ann Mag nat Hist (6) 13: 87-111

Růžička V (2018) A review of the spider genus Porrhomma (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Zootaxa 4481: 1-75 pdf

Van Keer J, Lambrechts J, Jacobs M, Kekenbosch R (2016) Porrhomma cambridgei Merrett, 1994 (Araneae, Linyphiidae), a species new to the Belgian spider fauna. Nieuwsbr Belg Arachnol Ver 31(1): 25-29

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

20-09-2018 Image insert
14-06-2016 Distribution update Old value
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