Ray spider

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Ray spiders
female Wendilgarda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Araneoidea
Family: Theridiosomatidae
Simon, 1881

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12 genera, 75 species

The ray spiders (family Theridiosomatidae) are spiders most recognizable for their construction of cone-shaped webs. As of 2008, the family consists of 75 species in 12 genera.


The categorization into subfamilies follows Joel Hallan's Biology Catalog.

  • Ogulnius O. P.-Cambridge, 1882 — Central and South America, South Asia
  • Chthonos Coddington, 1986 — South Africa
  • Plato Coddington, 1986 — South America
  • Andasta Simon, 1895 — South Asia
  • Baalzebub Coddington, 1986 — Central and South Africa, Australia
  • Epilineutes Coddington, 1986 — Mexico to Brazil
  • Theridiosoma O. P.-Cambridge, 1879 — worldwide
  • Wendilgarda Keyserling, 1886 — Central to South America, Asia
  • Zoma Saaristo, 1996 — Seychelles

See also[edit]


  • B.J. Kaston (1972). How to Know the Spiders. Wm C. Brown Company Publishers. 
  • Platnick, Norman I. (2008): The world spider catalog, version 8.5. American Museum of Natural History.

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