Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Rhomphaea  L. Koch, 1872   5 species

Rhomphaea sagana  (Dönitz & Strand, 1906)


Prosoma with deep transverse groove in thoracic area, with a long snout and elevated in thoracic area. Opisthosoma extended above and posterior to spinnerets, placing spinnerets almost midway between pedicel and distal end of opisthosoma. Opisthosoma long, slender, tapering and prolonged behind spinnerets. Leg segments with bands. Palp: tibia longer than cymbium.

Prosoma length: 1.4 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.


Prosoma strongly elongated, tapering sausage-shaped, dorsally convex. Pars cephalica ends in transversal groove. Clypeus strongly protruding. Spinnerets located far anteriorly, making the opisthosoma look like an acute triangle in lateral view. Opisthosoma in anterior third and posteriorly light, dark brown in between.

Prosoma length: 1.4 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Azerbaijan, Russia (Far East), Japan, Philippines
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) |||

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

Song D X, Zhu M S, Chen J (1999) The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

19-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail
20-11-2014 Image insert