Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Cataleptoneta  Denis, 1955   7 species

Cataleptoneta aesculapii  (Brignoli, 1968)


Differs from C. sbordonii by the shape of the palpal tibia and tarsus, which has spine and apophysis very distinct.


Prosoma yellowish. Sternum yellowish. Eyes: posteriors more than 1.5 diameters from ALE. Chelicerae: promargin with 7-9 teeth, retromargin with 3-5 teeth. Opisthosoma purple-grey.

Body length female: 1.8 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Turkey
Distribution List
Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

Brignoli P M (1968c) Due nuove Paraleptoneta cavernicole dell'Asia Minore (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Fragmenta Entomologica 6: 23-37 pdf

Brignoli P M (1978d) Ragni di Turchia IV. Leptonetidae, Dysderidae ed Agelenidae nuovi o interessanti di grotte della Turchia meridionale (Araneae). Quaderni di Speleologia, Circolo Speleologico Romano 3: 37-54 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

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

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

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