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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Lycosoidea
Family: Stiphidiidae
Dalmas, 1917

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13 genera, 94 species

The Stiphidiidae are a spider family with 94 described species in 13 genera. They are generally of medium size (Stiphidium facetum is about 8 mm long) and build a horizontal tent-like web under rocks. Most species are speckled brown with long legs.



Almost all members of this family occur in New Zealand and Australia. The only exception are two species of Ischaela, I. incerta from Madagascar, and I. longiceps from Mauritius.


  • Baiami Lehtinen, 1967 (Australia)
  • Barahna Davies, 2003 (Australia)
  • Borrala Gray & Smith, 2004 (Australia)
  • Cambridgea L. Koch, 1872 (New Zealand)
  • Corasoides Butler, 1929 (Australia)
  • Ischalea L. Koch, 1872 (Madagascar, Mauritius, New Zealand)
  • Nanocambridgea Forster & Wilton, 1973 (New Zealand)
  • Pillara Gray & Smith, 2004 (Australia)
  • Procambridgea Forster & Wilton, 1973 (Australia)
  • Stiphidion Simon, 1902 (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Tartarus Gray, 1973 (Australia)
  • Therlinya Gray & Smith, 2002 (Australia)
  • Tjurunga Lehtinen, 1967 (Tasmania)

See also


  • Blest, A. D. & P. W. Taylor (1995). Cambridgea quadromaculata n. sp. (Araneae, Stiphidiidae): a large New Zealand spider from wet, shaded habitats. New Zeal. J. Zool. 22: 351-356. PDF
  • Gray, M. R. & H. M. Smith (2002). Therlinya, a new genus of spiders from eastern Australia (Araneae: Amaurobioidea). Rec. austral. Mus. 54: 293-312.PDF

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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: Lycosoidea
Familia: Stiphidiidae
Subfamiliae: Borralinae ...
Genera: Baiami - Barahna - Borrala - Cambridgea - Corasoides - Ischalea - Nanocambridgea - Pillara - Procambridgea - Stiphidion - Tartarus - Therlinya - Tjurunga


Stiphidiidae Dalmas, 1917


  • Blest, A.D.; Vink, C.J. 2000: New Zealand spiders: Stiphidiidae. Records of the Canterbury Museum, supplement 13.
  • Gray, M.R.; Smith, H.M. 2008: A new subfamily of spiders with grate-shaped tapeta from Australia and Papua New Guinea (Araneae: Stiphidiidae: Borralinae). Records of the Australian Museum, 60: 13–44. [1]

Vernacular names


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