Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Megalepthyphantes  Wunderlich, 1994   12 species

Megalepthyphantes minotaur  Tanasevitch & Wunderlich, 2015


Body and legs pale. Cephalic part slightly elevated. Eyes small, reduced, with dark margins. Prosoma length: 1.2 mm. Chelicerae: promargin with 3 stout teeth.

Body length male: 2.5 mm

Female unknown.

Additional information

In cave.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al., 2022)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece (Crete)
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.

Greece / Crete   (no references) |||

Mammola S, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 pdf

Tanasevitch A V, Wunderlich J (2015) A new Megalepthyphantes Wunderlich 1994 (Araneae: Linyphiidae) from a cave of Crete (Greece). Beiträge zur Araneologie 9: 452-455 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

11-06-2015 Image insert
11-06-2015 Distribution update Detail