Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Ozyptila  Simon, 1864   52 species

Ozyptila rigida  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Prosoma dark brown. Opisthosoma light, with some black spots.

Body length male: 3.0-3.2 mm

Prosoma darker on sides than dorsally. Prosoma length: 2.1 mm. Opisthosoma dark brown, mottled with light patches.

Body length female: 4.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Russia (Caucasus), Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia
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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev & Shmatko, 2020b; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Coşar & Danışman, 2023c) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Coşar İ, Danışman T (2023c) Ozyptila rigida (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872), a new crab spider record from Türkiye (Araneae: Thomisidae). Serket 19: 412-414 pdf

Kulczyński W (1908a) Fragmenta arachnologica. X. Bulletin International de l'Academie des Sciences de Cracovie 1908: 49-86 pdf

Levy G (1985) Araneae: Thomisidae. In Fauna Palaestina, Arachnida II. Israel Academy of Sciences and Jerusalem, 115 pp. pdf

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

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Ponomarev A V, Shmatko V Y (2020b) New species and new records of spiders (Aranei) in the south of Russia. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 16: 299-309 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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