Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Turinyphia  van Helsdingen, 1982   1 species

Turinyphia clairi  (Simon, 1884)


Prosoma yellow-brown or light brown, margin with a broad, grey band in thoracic region. Chelicerae and sternum dark grey. Opisthosoma with pattern consisting of white points and grey bands on beige background.

Body length male: 4.0 mm
Body length female: 3.6-4.5 mm
Additional information

Records outside French and Italian Maritime Alps need verification, see comment by Pantini & Isaia (2015).

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Southern Europe

Helsdingen P J van (1982b) Quelques remarques sur les Linyphiidae mentionnés par Di Caporiacco. Revue arachnol 3: 155-180

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

Isaia M, Lana E, Paschetta M, Pantini P, Schönhofer A L, Christian E, Badino G (2011) Aracnidi sotterranei delle Alpi Occidentali italiane (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpiones)/ Subterranean Arachnids of the Western Italian Alps (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpiones). Monografie Del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali Torino XLVII: 1-325

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at pdf

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

18-03-2014 Datasheet update Old value
18-03-2014 Image insert