Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Hoplopholcus  Kulczyński, 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. 2018b)

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

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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

Gasparo F (2002) Notes on Hoplopholcus patrizii (Roewer, 1962), with description of the male (Araneae, Pholcidae). Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino 19: 291-296 pdf

Huber B (2020) Revision of the spider genus Hoplopholcus Kulczyński (Araneae, Pholcidae). Zootaxa 4726: 1-94 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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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