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

Tenuiphantes contortus  (Tanasevitch, 1986)


Prosoma brownish yellow. Prosoma length: 1.00 mm. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin. Sternum dark grey. Legs yellow-brown, TmI 0.23. Opisthosoma dorsally pale, with some darker stripes.

Body length male: 2.30 mm

Colouration as in males. Legs: TmI 0.17. Prosoma length: 1.15 mm.

Body length female: 2.55 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Caucasus (Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan)
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Armenia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Tanasevitch A V (1990) The spider family Linyphiidae in the fauna of the Caucasus (Arachnida, Aranei). In: Striganova B R (ed.), Fauna nazemnykh bespozvonochnykh Kavkaza. Moscow, Akaedemia Nauk, pp. 5-114 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf