Desidae  Pocock, 1895 / Cedicus  Simon, 1875   2 species

Cedicus israeliensis  Levy, 1996


Chelicerae with 6-8 Teeth on promargin and 4-6 on retromargin. Palp: apically directed conductor originates at light, sunken centre of bulb. Small, slightly elongated, white fishy projection protrudes inside pit of tegulum near base of conductor. Patella with large, black, conical apophysis protruding alongside a strong blackish projection. Prosoma length: 2.9-3.5 mm, prosoma width: 2.2-2.6 mm.

Body length male: 6.2-7.0 mm

Epigyne: light semi-circular, central depression bordered by fine, brown, sclerotized rims is interrupted anteriorly at middle by small, whitish hood. Partly sclerotized, lip-like lobe with narrow inner attachment protrudes posteriorly from inside epigastric furrow. Small pointed processes project near posterior edges of epigynal plate. Large opaque yellow oval bodies partly cover red-brown spermathecal structures. Prosoma length: 3.0-3.5 mm, prosoma width: 2.2-2.4 mm.

Body length female: 7.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Turkey, Israel
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.

Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b) |||

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], online at pdf

Levy G (1996) The agelenid funnel-weaver family and the spider genus Cedicus in Israel (Araneae, Agelenidae and Cybaeidae). Zoologica Scripta 25: 85-122 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail
04-02-2014 Image insert
04-02-2014 Distribution update Detail