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Mysmenidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Arachnida
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Spider
Subphylum  Chelicerata
Infraorder  Araneomorphae
Rank  Family
Mysmenidae MYSMENIDAE Minute Litter Spiders
Similar  Anapidae, Prodidomidae, Cyatholipidae, Malkaridae, Gallieniellidae

Mysmenidae is a spider family with about 135 described species in around 13 genera. The family is one of the least well known of the orb-weaving spiders because of their small size (0.76 to 3 mm (0.03 to 0.12 in)) and cryptic behaviour. These spiders are found in humid habitats such as among leaf litter and in caves.

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Distribution

Species occur in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, New Guinea and several islands.

Genera

As of November 2015, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following genera:

Mysmenidae MYSMENIDAE Minute Litter Spiders
  • Brasilionata Wunderlich, 1995 (Brazil)
  • Chanea Miller, Griswold & Yin, 2009
  • Gaoligonga Miller, Griswold & Yin, 2009
  • Isela Griswold, 1985 (South Africa)
  • Maymena Gertsch, 1960 (Central to South America)
  • Microdipoena Banks, 1895 (USA to Paraguay, Africa)
  • Mosu Miller, Griswold & Yin, 2009
  • Mysmena Simon, 1894 (Europe, Asia, Oceania)
  • Mysmeniola Thaler, 1995 (Venezuela)
  • Mysmenopsis Simon, 1897 (USA to Peru)
  • Phricotelus Simon, 1895 (Sri Lanka)
  • Simaoa Miller, Griswold & Yin, 2009
  • Trogloneta Simon, 1922 (USA, Europe, Canary Islands)

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    References

    Mysmenidae Wikipedia


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