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

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): France to Greece and Russia (Europe, Caucasus)
Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Naumova et al., 2021) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (Ledoux & Rollard, 2004) ||| Greece   (Russell-Smith et al., 2011) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Romania   (Weiss & Moldovan, 1998) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev et al., 2021b; Ponomarev, 2017) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Kovblyuk & Nadolny, 2010) |||

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 pdf

Ledoux J C, Snazell R (unpubl.)

Ledoux J-C, Rollard C (2004) De araneis Galliae I.1, Cryptodrassus hungaricus (Balogh). Revue Arachnologique 15: 16 pdf

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

Naumova M, Blagoev G, Deltshev D (2021) Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa 4984: 228-257 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

Ponomarev A V, Alekseev S K, Komarov Y E, Shmatko V Y (2021b) Spiders (Aranei) of the Terek River valley in Mozdok District of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 17: 351-374 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). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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