Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Hoplopholcus  Kulczynski, 1908   16 species

Hoplopholcus patrizii  (Roewer, 1962)


Prosoma 1.8 mm long. Chelicerae with a frontal apophysis bearing 3 teeth.

Body length male: 5 mm

Prosoma and appendages pale yellowish, sternum brown. Prosoma 1.4-1.9 mm long. Opisthosoma pale yellowish grey, dorsally with 3 pairs of oblique, black streaks, ventrally, in front of spinnerets, with a small tuft of short, black hairs.

Body length female: 5.4-6.2 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) |||

Brignoli P M (1972b) Terzo contributo alla conoscenza dei ragni cavernicoli di Turchia (Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 8: 161-190 pdf

Brignoli P M (1978a) Ragni di Turchia V. Specie nuove o interesanti, cavernicole ed epigee, di varie famiglie (Araneae). Rev Suisse Zool 85: 461-541

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

Gasparo F (2002) Notes on Hoplopholcus patrizii (Roewer, 1962), with description of the male (Araneae, Pholcidae). Boll Mus reg Sci nat Torino 19: 291-296

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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