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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Chelicerata
Order  Araneae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Arachnida
Infraorder  Araneomorphae
Similar  Hahnia, Dwarf sheet spi, Centromerus, Agyneta, Bathyphantes

Cryphoeca are a genus of dwarf sheet spiders in the family Hahniidae which consists of twelve species with a Holarctic distribution. The genus name Cryphoeca means hidden, in reference to its preference for hiding under loose bark or in stone walls.


As of September 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:

  • Cryphoeca angularis Saito, 1934 – Japan
  • Cryphoeca brignolii Thaler, 1980 – Switzerland, Italy
  • Cryphoeca carpathica Herman, 1879 – Europe
  • Cryphoeca exlineae Roth, 1988 – United States of America
  • Cryphoeca lichenum L. Koch, 1876 – Germany, Austria
  • Cryphoeca montana Emerton, 1909 – United States of America, Canada
  • Cryphoeca nivalis Schenkel, 1919 – Switzerland, Austria, Italy
  • Cryphoeca pirini (Drensky, 1921) – Bulgaria, Turkey
  • Cryphoeca shingoi Ono, 2007 – Japan
  • Cryphoeca shinkaii Ono, 2007 – Japan
  • Cryphoeca silvicola (C. L. Koch, 1834) – Palearctic
  • Cryphoeca thaleri Wunderlich, 1995 – Turkey
  • References

    Cryphoeca Wikipedia

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