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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Araneoidea
Family: Mysmenidae
Petrunkevitch, 1928

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22 genera, 91 species

The Mysmenidae are a spider family with almost 100 described species in more than twenty genera.



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


  • Acrobleps Hickman, 1979 (Tasmania)
  • Anjouanella Baert, 1986 (Comoro Islands)
  • Brasilionata Wunderlich, 1995 (Brazil)
  • Calodipoena Gertsch & Davis, 1936 (Central America, Caribic, Algeria)
  • Calomyspoena Baert & Maelfait, 1983 (Galapagos)
  • Crassignatha Wunderlich, 1995 (Malaysia)
  • Iardinis Simon, 1899 (Nepal, India)
  • Isela Griswold, 1985 (South Africa)
  • Itapua Baert, 1984 (Paraguay)
  • Kekenboschiella Baert, 1982 (New Guinea)
  • Kilifina Baert & Murphy, 1992 (Kenya)
  • Leviola Miller, 1970 (Angola)
  • Maymena Gertsch, 1960 (Central to South America)
  • Microdipoena Banks, 1895 (USA to Paraguay, Africa)
  • Mysmena Simon, 1894 (Mediterranean, Oceania)
  • Mysmenella Brignoli, 1980 (Palearctic, Africa, Oceania)
  • Mysmeniola Thaler, 1995 (Venezuela)
  • Mysmenopsis Simon, 1897 (USA to Peru)
  • Phricotelus Simon, 1895 (Sri Lanka)
  • Tamasesia Marples, 1955 (Samoa, New Caledonia)
  • Taphiassa Simon, 1880 (New Caledonia)
  • Trogloneta Simon, 1922 (USA, Europe, Canary Islands)

See also


  • Coyle, F. A. and T. E. Meigs (1989). Two new species of kleptoparasitic Mysmenopsis (Araneae, Mysmenidae) from Jamaica. Journal of Arachnology 17:59-70. PDF
  • Coyl, F.A., O'Shields, T.C. & Perlmutter, D.G. (1991). Observations on the behaviour of the kleptoparasitic spider, Mysmenopsis furtiva (Araneae, Mysmenidae). Journal of Arachnology, 19, 62–66. PDF
  • Hajer J, Rehakova D. (2003). Spinning activity of the spider Trogloneta granulum (Araneae, Mysmenidae): web, cocoon, cocoon handling behaviour, draglines and attachment discs. Zoology (Jena) 106(3):223-31. Abstract


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Araneoidea
Familia: Mysmenidae
Genera: Anjouanella - Brasilionata - Calodipoena - Calomyspoena - Chanea - Gaoligonga - ?Iardinis - Isela - Itapua - Kekenboschiella - Kilifina - Leviola - Maymena - Microdipoena - Mosu - Mysmena - Mysmenella - Mysmeniola - Mysmenopsis - ?Phricotelus - Simaoa - Tamasesia - Taphiassa - Trogloneta


Mysmenidae Petrunkevitch, 1928


  • Lin, Y.; Li, S. 2008: Mysmenid Spiders of China (Araneae: Mysmenidae). Annales zoologici, 58: 487–520.
  • Miller, J.; Griswold, C.; Yin, C.M. 2009: The symphytognathoid spiders of the Gaoligongshan, Yunnan, China (Araneae: Araneoidea): systematics and diversity of micro-orbweavers. ZooKeys, 11: 9-195. Abstract PDF
  • Platnick, N. I. 2009. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Vernacular names

한국어: 깨알거미과
日本語: コツブグモ科


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