Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactocrates  Simon, 1914   13 species

Harpactocrates troglophilus  Brignoli, 1978


Prosoma 4.4 mm long. Chelicerae: only 3 teeth on retromargin. Legs: femur I with 5 spines, femur II with 4 spines, femur III with 2 spines, femur IV with numerous spines.

Body length male: 9.7 mm
Additional information

Only 2 male specimens known. In cave. Altitude 1200 m.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Turkey

Brignoli P M (1978d) Ragni di Turchia IV. Leptonetidae, Dysderidae ed Agelenidae nuovi o interessanti di grotte della Turchia meridionale (Araneae). Quad Speleol Circ speleol Rom 3: 37-54

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2018 [last updated 1 January 2019], online at

Deeleman-Reinhold C L, Deeleman P R (1988) Revision des Dysderinae (Araneae, Dysderidae), les espèces mediterranéennes occidentales exceptées. Tijdschr Ent 131: 141-269

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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