Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptonetela  Kratochvíl, 1978   12 species

Leptonetela caucasica  Dunin, 1990


Prosoma length: 0.77 mm.

Body length male: 1.79-1.9 mm

Prosoma and opisthosoma brownish-black. Pedipalps with long setae on femur and tibia. Epigyne with spiral ducts.

Body length female: 1.9 mm
Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al., 2022)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Caucasus (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan), Iran?
 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.

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

Deltshev C, Barjadze S, Maghradze E (2023) On the cave spiders of Georgia with description of a new blind Centromerus (Arachnida: Araneae). Historia Naturalis Bulgarica 45: 283-292 pdf

Dunin P M (1990a) Leptonetela caucasica sp. n. – a first finding of spiders of the family Leptonetidae (Aranei, Haplogynae) in the USSR. Zoologicheskiĭ Zhurnal 69(1): 147-149 pdf

Mammola S, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 pdf

Marusik Y M, Guseinov E F (2003) Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Azerbaijan. 1. New family and genus records. Arthropoda Selecta 12: 29-46 pdf

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

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

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