Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tenuiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1996   25 species

Tenuiphantes retezaticus  (Ruzicka, 1985)


Prosoma brownish yellow. Sternum black-yellow, wider than long. Chelicerae with each 3 teeth on pro- and retromargin. Legs brownish-yellow. Opisthosoma light grey without pattern. Palp: Tibia with one stout spine. Base of terminal apophysis terminates in a smaller, oval triangular plate. Basal part of embolus furnished with 4 denticles.

Prosoma length: 1.1 mm, prosoma width: 0.9 mm.


Prosoma uniformly brownish-yellow. Sternum black-yellow, as long as wide. Chelicerae and legs as in male. Epigyne: scape rather widening from narrow stem. Beneath the scape stem protrude the rounded lobes of the inner part of the scape.

Prosoma length: 1.1 mm, prosoma width: 0.9 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Romania

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

Ruzicka V (1985) Lepthyphantes retezaticus sp. n., a new spider from the Rumanian mountains (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Vestn csl Spol zool 49: 234-238

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