Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   144 species

Harpactea christodeltshevi  Bayram, Kunt & Yağmur, 2009


Prosoma light brown, with smooth surface. Cephalic part of prosoma is narrower than thoracic part. Fovea apparent, like a brown straight line. Cheliceral groove with 4 teeth. Abdomen greyish-light brown. Legs with same coloration as prosoma. Palp: Oval bulb and a short, slender, spiniform embolus, ending in a straight tip. Conductor long, thin, with a curved tip, starting from a large base bearing an accessory apophysis. Prosoma length: 1.6 mm, prosoma width: 1.3 mm.

Additional information

Found in semiarid steppe.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Turkey
Distribution List
Turkey (Asia)   ( Danışman et al., 2019; ) |||

Bayram A, Kunt K B, Yagmur E A (2009b) A new spider species of the genus Harpactea (Araneae; Dysderidae) from southeast Anatolian region of Turkey. Turkish Journal of Arachnology 2(2): 1-4

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at

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

Özkütük R S, Yağmur E A, Kunt K B, Karaduman N (2019d) Redescription of Harpactea christodeltshevi Bayram, Kunt & Yağmur, 2009 (Araneae, Dysderidae) from Turkey. Commagene Journal of Biology 3: 75-78 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

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25-02-2017 Distribution update Detail
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