Patu digua

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Patu digua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Symphytognathidae
Genus: Patu
Species: P. digua
Binomial name
Patu digua
Forster & Platnick, 1977

Patu digua is by some accounts considered to be the smallest spider in the world. Males reach a body size of about 0.37 mm,[1] roughly the size of the head of a pin. However, there are other spider species of similar size where only the female is known.


  1. ^ Taylor, Christopher (29 August 2008). "The Strangest of Spiders".