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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Scytodoidea
Family: Periegopidae
Simon, 1893
1 genus, 3 species

The spider family Periegopidae consists of only one genus Periegops, with three described species. Periegops had been long considered to be members of Sicariidae or Segestriidae until Raymond Forster evelated them to the family level in 1995.[1]

Periegops has only six eyes, unlike most spiders, which have eight. Adult P. suteri are about 8 mm long.


Periegops Simon, 1893


  1. ^ a b c d Forster, R. R. (1995). The Australian spider family Periegopidae Simon, 1893 (Araneae: Sicarioidea). Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 52: 91–105.
  2. ^ Vink, C.J.; Dupérré, N.; Malumbres-Olarte, J. 2013: Periegopidae (Arachnida: Araneae). Fauna of New Zealand, (70) extract and pdf

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