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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Superfamily: Lycosoidea
Family: Trechaleidae
Simon, 1890

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15 genera, 75 species

The Trechaleidae are a spider family with 75 described species in 15 genera.



Almost all species in this family live in Central and South America. Only Shinobius orientalis is endemic to Japan.


  • Amapalea (Brazil)
  • Barrisca Chamberlin & Ivie, 1936 (South America)
  • Demelodos Mello-Leitão, 1943 (Brazil)
  • Dossenus Simon, 1898 (South America)
  • Dyrines Simon, 1903 (South America)
  • Enna O. P-Cambridge, 1897 (Mexico to Venezuela)
  • Heidrunea Brescovit & Höfer, 1994 (Brazil)
  • Hesydrus Simon, 1898 (Central and South America)
  • Magnichela (Brazil)
  • Neoctenus Simon, 1897 (South America)
  • Paradossenus F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1903 (South America)
  • Paratrechalea Carico, 2005 (South America)
  • Rhoicinus Simon, 1898 (South America)
  • Shinobius Yaginuma, 1991 (Japan)
  • Syntrechalea F. O. P.-Cambridge, 1902 (Central America)
  • Trechalea Thorell, 1869 (USA to Peru)
  • Trechaleoides Carico, 2005 (South America)

See also


  • Höfer, H. & A. D. Brescovit. On the spider genus Rhoicinus (Araneae, Trechaleidae) in a central Amazonian inundation forest. J. Arachnol. 22: 54-59. PDF
  • Carico, J. E. (1993b). Revision of the genus Trechalea Thorell (Araneae, Trechaleidae) with a review of the taxonomy of the Trechaleidae and Pisauridae of the Western Hemisphere. J. Arachnol. 21: 226-257. PDF


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: Trechaleidae
Genera: Amapalea - Barrisca - Demelodos - Dossenus - Dyrines - Enna - Heidrunea - Hesydrus - Magnichela - Neoctenus - Paradossenus - Paratrechalea - Rhoicinus - Shinobius - Syntrechalea - Trechalea - Trechaleoides


Trechaleidae Simon, 1890


  • Cruz da Silva, Estevam Luís & Arno Antonio Lise, 2008, Revision of the Neotropical spider genus Enna (Araneae, Lycosoidea, Trechaleidae), The Journal of Arachnology 36: 76-110. [1]

Vernacular names


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