Ochyroceratidae  Fage, 1912 / Theotima  Simon, 1893   1 species

Theotima minutissima  (Petrunkevitch, 1929)


Male unknown.


Palps darker apically, suffused with violet. Prosoma dirty white with violet pattern. Prosoma length: 0.47 mm. Chelicerae pale yellow. Sternum suffused with violet. Legs dirty white, suffused with violet.

Body length female: 0.96 mm
Additional information

Parthenogenetic species. Greenhouses in Berlin and Halle/Saale, Germany (Kielhorn 2008, 2009, 2011) and tropical pavillon in Czechia (Růžička & Dolanský 2018).

This species is not native to Europe (alien species) but it is unknown from where (cryptogenic 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 2023): Tropical Asia. Introduced to Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Germany, Czechia
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.

Czechia   (Růžička & Dolanský, 2018; Řezáč et al., 2021) ||| Germany   (Kielhorn, 2008) |||

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

Kielhorn K-H (2009) First records of Spermophora kerinci, Nesticella mogera and Pseudanapis aloha on the European Mainland (Araneae: Pholcidae, Nesticidae, Anapidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 37: 31-34 pdf

Kielhorn K-H (2011b) Bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde aus Sachsen-Anhalt (Arachnida: Araneae) Entomologische Zeitschrift 121: 231-237 pdf

Řezáč M, Růžička V, Hula V, Dolanský J, Machač O, Roušar A (2021) Spiders newly observed in Czechia in recent years – overlooked or invasive species? BioInvasions Records 10: 555-566 pdf

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

Saaristo M I (1998) Ochyroceratid spiders of the granitic islands of Seychelles (Araneae, Ochyroceratidae). Phelsuma 6: 20-26 pdf

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

05-08-2021 Distribution update Detail
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23-11-2018 Distribution update Detail
26-02-2015 Image insert
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