Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   83 species

Xysticus edax  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872)


Lateral parts of prosoma brown to dark brown, mottled with white; yellowish, wedge-shaped marking in dorsal part. Legs brown to dark brown, mottled with white. Opisthosoma: dorsum with light, dentate median band, sides brown.

Body length male: 2.9-3.6 mm
Body length female: 5.2-7.5 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Turkey, Israel, Iraq

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

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144

Levy G (1985) Araneae: Thomisidae. In Fauna Palaestina, Arachnida II. Israel Academy of Sciences and Jerusalem, 115 pp. pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

13-02-2015 Image insert
13-05-2014 Distribution update Old value