Cybaeidae  Banks, 1892 / Cybaeus  L. Koch, 1868   11 species

Cybaeus abchasicus  Charitonov, 1947


Prosoma 3.5 mm long, 2.4 mm wide. Sternum1.7 mm long, 1.5 mm wide. Opisthosoma length 3.3 mm.

Prosoma and abdomen coloration as well as cheliceral teeth as in the female.


Body length male: 7.0 mm

Prosoma 3.8 mm long, 2.5 mm wide, brown with distinct markings. Sternum 1.6 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, heart-shaped, brighter than gnathocoxae and labium. Chelicerae dark brown, with knee-like projecting base, anterior margin with 3 teeth, posterior margin with 8 teeth; distal teeth larger than proximal teeth. Distal two palpus segments darker than femur and patella. Legs brown, femora annulated. Opisthosoma 3.5 mm long, gray with 3-4 pairs of white marks or pattern absent.


Body length female: 7.3 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Turkey, Caucasus (Russia, Georgia)
 male  female
Distribution List
Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

Brignoli P M (1978b) Ragni di Turchia V. Specie nuove o interesanti, cavernicole ed epigee, di varie famiglie (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 85: 461-541 pdf

Charitonov D E (1947) Spiders and harvestspiders from the caves of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus. Byulleten Moskovskogo Obshchestva Ispytatelei Prirody (N.S., Biol.) 52: 15-28 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Kovblyuk M M, Ponomarev A V, Dvadnenko K V (2010) Redescription of Cybaeus abchasicus Charitonov, 1947, with the first description of the male (Aranei: Cybaeidae). Arthropoda Selecta 19: 221-225 pdf

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

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

20-03-2015 Datasheet update Detail
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