Suvarna Garge


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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Arachnida
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Spider
Subphylum  Chelicerata
Infraorder  Araneomorphae
Rank  Family
Telemidae httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Similar  Stenochilidae, Cycloctenidae, Cithaeronidae, Ochyroceratidae, Synotaxidae

Telemidae cave dwelling spiders with six eyes

Telemidae is a family of small Haplogynae spiders. Most are cave dwelling spiders with six eyes, though some do not have any eyes at all. There are about 60 described species in nine genera.


Physical features

The legs are long, thin, relatively spineless, and do not have trichobothria. They have three pairs of spinnerets, the longest of which is toward the head. Instead of book lungs, they have two pairs of tracheal spiracles. The elongate abdomen bears a hardened ridge above the pedicel running in a zigzag pattern that is more clearly defined in males than females. The pedipalp on males is oval and bag-like with a thin spermatophore. The female pedipalp does not have a claw.


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

  • Apneumonella Fage, 1921
  • Cangoderces Harington, 1951
  • Jocquella Baert, 1980
  • Kinku Dupérré & Tapia, 2015
  • Pinelema Wang & Li, 2012
  • Seychellia Saaristo, 1978
  • Telema Simon, 1882
  • Telemofila Wunderlich, 1995
  • Usofila Keyserling, 1891
  • References

    Telemidae Wikipedia

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