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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Synaphridae
Wunderlich, 1986

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3 genera, 13 species

The Synaphridae are a family of spiders with 13 described species in three genera. It was first described as a subfamily of Anapidae,[2] but it has since been raised to family status.[3]


As of February 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following genera:[4]

  • Africepheia Miller, 2007 (Madagascar)
  • Cepheia Simon, 1894 (Southern Europe)
  • Synaphris Simon, 1894 (Canary Is., Croatia, Ukraine, Egypt, Turkmenistan, Spain, Madagascar)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Currently valid spider genera and species", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-02-22 
  2. ^ Wunderlich, J. (1986), Spinnenfauna gestern und heute: Fossile Spinnen in Bernstein und ihre heute lebenden Verwandten (in German), Quelle & Meyer 
  3. ^ Maruski, Y.M.; Lehtinen, P.T. (2003), "Synaphridae Wunderlich, 1986 (Aranei: Araneoidea), a new family status, with a description of a new species from Turkmenistan", Arthropoda Selecta, 11: 143-152 
  4. ^ "Family Family: Synaphridae Wunderlich, 1986", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2015-11-06