Symphytognathidae

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Symphytognathidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Araneoidea
Family: Symphytognathidae
Hickman, 1931
Genera

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Diversity
6 genera, 44 species

The Symphytognathidae are a spider family with 44 described species in six genera.

The minute species Patu digua with its body size of only 0.37mm is considered to be one of the smallest spiders in the world.

Distribution[edit]

Species occur in the tropics of Central and South America and the Australian region (with Oceania), with three species (Anapistula benoiti, A.caecula, Symphytognatha imbulunga) found in Africa and one (Anapistula ishikawai) in Japan. Anapistula jerai occurs in Southeast Asia.

Genera[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Forster, R.R. & Platnick, N.I. (1977): A review of the spider family Symphytognathidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates 2619. PDF 20Mb Abstract