Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   141 species

Harpactea karaschkhan  Kunt, Özkütük, Elverici, Marusik & Karakaş, 2016


Male unknown.


Vulva characteristic. Prosoma yellow-light brown, darker in cephalic region, fovea indistinct, eyes absent. Prosoma length: 1.83-2.04 mm. Chelicerae reddish brown, cheliceral groove with 4 teeth, retromarginal teeth smaller than promarginal teeth. Sternum dirty yellow, brownish at margins. Legs yellowish, anterior femora with retrolateral spines. Opisthosoma yellowish.

Additional information

Troglobitic species.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Turkey

Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Elverici M, Marusik Y M, Karakaş G (2016) Harpactea karaschkhan sp. n., a new cave-dwelling blind spider species from the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 78: 36-40 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

14-06-2016 Distribution update Old value
14-06-2016 Image insert