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Eye pattern of I. browni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Oonopidae
Genus: Ischnothyreus
Simon, 1893

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19 species
hooks on fangs of I. peltifer

Ischnothyreus is a genus of oonopid spiders generally between 1.25 (smallest male) and 2.25 mm (largest female) long. They have six eyes; in at least the species I. peltifer and I. omus, the males have a curious knob or hook at the base of the fang.


Ischnothyreus Simon, 1893


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