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Common Funnel web spider (Hippasa agelenoides) W IMG 2780.jpg
Common Funnel web spider Hippasa agelenoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Series: Entelegynae

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The Entelegynae are a subgroup of araneomorph spiders. Almost all members of this group, unlike most members of Haplogynae, have eight eyes, and females have a genital plate. However, some entelegyne species have no (or reduced) eyes, and six-eyed spiders do occur, for example in the genus Lygromma (Prodidomidae, Gnaphosoidea).

This clade contains both cribellate and ecribellate spiders.



  • Griswold, C.E., J.A. Coddington, N.I. Platnick, and R.R. Forster (1999). Towards a phylogeny of entelegyne spiders (Araneae, Araneomorphae, Entelegynae). Journal of Arachnology 27(1):53-63. PDF - Abstract - (accompanying Character Data)