Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Cryptodrassus  Miller, 1943   3 species

Cryptodrassus hungaricus  (Balogh, 1935)


Pale body colour, dorsoventrally strikingly flat.

Body length male: 1.9 mm
Body length female: 1.9 mm
Additional information

Probably living endogeic in crevices, apparently bound to xerothermic slopes in Central Europe

Frequency: Rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France to Greece and Russia (Europe)
Distribution List
Czechia   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| North Macedonia   ( Komnenov, 2014; ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( no references ) |||

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Kovblyuk M M, Nadolny A A (2010) Cryptodrassus hungaricus and Leptodrassex memorialis from Crimea (Aranei: Gnaphosidae). Arthropoda Selecta 19: 189-197

Ledoux J C, Snazell R (unpubl.)

Murphy J (2007) Gnaphosid genera of the world. British Arachnological Society St Neots, Cambridgeshire, 605 pp. pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Ponomarev A V (2017) Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of steppe and meadow-steppe habitats of gully and ravine ecosystems of the valley of the Don River lower reaches. Proceedings of the Russian Entomological Society in St. Petersburg 88: 118-131 pdf

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 15: 133-167

Weiss I, Moldovan I (1998) Bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde aus der Siebenbürgischen Heide (Arachnida: Araneae). Mauritania (Altenburg) 16: 521-525

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

30-05-2018 Distribution update Detail
01-10-2015 Distribution update Detail