Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Heteroonops  Dalmas, 1916   1 species

Heteroonops spinimanus  (Simon, 1892)


Embolus and conductor beak-shaped. Gnathocoxae with enlarged posterior projection. Opisthosoma: venter with a pair of dark spots anterior of spinnerets.

Body length male: 1.64 mm

Vulva: anterior receptaculum large, spherical, posterior receptaculum triangular.

Body length female: 1.83 mm
Additional information

Greenhouse of Botanical Garden Berlin-Dahlem, Germany (Kielhorn 2008) and tropical pavillon in Czechia (Růžička & Dolanský 2018).

This species of Central American origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and it is unknown if it could establish meanwhile.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North to South America, Caribbean. Introduced to Macaronesia, Germany, Czechia, Seychelles, Madagascar, Australia, Pacific Is.

Kielhorn K-H (2008) A glimpse of the tropics – spiders (Araneae) in the greenhouses of the Botanic Garden Berlin-Dahlem. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 36: 26-34 pdf

Platnick N I, Dupérré N (2009b) The goblin spider genus Heteroonops (Araneae, Oonopidae), with notes on Oonops. American Museum Novitates 3672: 1-72

Růžička V, Dolanský J (2018) Pavouci České republiky [Spiders of the Czech Republic]. Pavouk 45: 2-3 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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