Cryptothele (spider)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Zodariidae
Genus: Cryptothele
L. Koch, 1872[1]

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8 species

Cryptothele is a spider genus with eight described species, now placed in the family Zodariidae.

This genus was the sole member of the family Cryptothelidae, which is no longer accepted.[2]


The genus occurs in mainly in tropical Asia and Australasia.[1]


As of February 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Gen. Cryptothele L. Koch, 1872", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-02-03 
  2. ^ Ramírez, Martín J.; Grismado, Cristian J.; Labarque, Facundo M.; Izquierdo, Matías A.; Ledford, Joel M.; Miller, Jeremy A.; Haddad, Charles R. & Griswold, Charles E. (2014), "The morphology and relationships of the walking mud spiders of the genus Cryptothele (Araneae: Zodariidae)", Zoologischer Anzeiger, 253 (5): 382–393, doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2014.03.002