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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Araneoidea
Family: Symphytognathidae
Hickman, 1931

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6 genera, 44 species

The Symphytognathidae are a spider family with 44 described species in six genera.

The minute species Patu digua with its body size of only 0.37mm is considered to be one of the smallest spiders in the world.



Species occur in the tropics of Central and South America and the Australian region (with Oceania), with three species (Anapistula benoiti, A.caecula, Symphytognatha imbulunga) found in Africa and one (Anapistula ishikawai) in Japan. Anapistula jerai occurs in Southeast Asia.


  • Anapistula Gertsch, 1941 — Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia
  • Anapogonia Simon, 1905 — Java
  • Curimagua Forster & Platnick, 1977 — Panama, Venezuela
  • Globignatha Balogh & Loksa, 1968 — Brazil, Belize
  • Patu Marples, 1951 — Colombia, Oceania
  • Symphytognatha Hickman, 1931 — Mexico to Brazil, Africa, Australia, New Guinea

See also


  • Forster, R.R. & Platnick, N.I. (1977): A review of the spider family Symphytognathidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates 2619. PDF 20Mb 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: Symphytognathidae
Genera: Anapistula - Crassignatha - Curimagua - Globignatha - Patu - Symphytognatha - ?Anapogonia


Symphytognathidae Hickman, 1931


  • Cardoso, P.; Scharff, N. 2009: First record of the spider family Symphytognathidae in Europe and description of Anapistula ataecina sp. n. (Araneae). Zootaxa, 2246: 45-57. Abstract & excerpt
  • Forster, R.R. 1959: The spiders of the family Symphytognathidae. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 86: 269-329. PDF BUGZ
  • Forster, R.R.; Platnick, N.I. 1977: A review of the spider family Symphytognathidae (Arachnida, Araneae). American Museum novitates, (2619). Abstract & PDF
  • 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
  • Schütt, K. 2003: Phylogeny of Symphytognathidae s.l. (Araneae, Araneoidea). Zoologica scripta, 32: 129-151.
  • Tong, Y.-f.; Li, S.-q. 2006: Symphytognathidae (Araneae), a spider family newly recorded from China. Zootaxa, 1259: 33-38. Abstract & excerpt


Vernacular names

日本語: ユアギグモ科


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