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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Turkey, Caucasus (Russia, Georgia)
 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.

Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a) |||

Brignoli P M (1978a) 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, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], 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 (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

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

20-03-2015 Datasheet update Detail
19-03-2015 Image insert