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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Superfamily: Lycosoidea
Family: Zoridae
F. O. P-Cambridge, 1893

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13 genera, 73 species

The Zoridae are a spider family with more than 70 described species in 13 genera.

Spiders in this family hunt without webs.

It is very hard to determine species, especially in the Zora genus.



Most species occur in the tropics (South America, Australia, Africa, Asia). The species Israzorides judaeus is endemic to Israel, and several species of the genus Zora can be found in colder climates, including the U.S. and Europe up to Sweden.


  • Argoctenus L. Koch, 1878 — New Zealand, Australia
  • Elassoctenus Simon, 1909 — Australia
  • Hestimodema Simon, 1909 — Australia
  • Hoedillus Simon, 1898 — Guatemala
  • Israzorides Levy, 2003 — Israel
  • Odo Keyserling, 1887 — Central and South America, Australia
  • Odomasta Simon, 1909 — Tasmania
  • Simonus Ritsema, 1881 — Australia
  • Thasyraea L. Koch, 1878 — Australia
  • Voraptus Simon, 1898 — Africa
  • Xenoctenus Mello-Leitão, 1938 — Argentina
  • Zora C. L. Koch, 1847 — Palearctic
  • Zoroides Berland, 1924 — Australia

See also


  • Corey, D. T. & D. J. Mott. A revision of the genus Zora (Araneae, Zoridae) in North America. J. Arachnol. 19: 55-61. 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
Sectio: Dionycha
Familia: Zoridae
Genera: Argoctenus - Elassoctenus - Hestimodema - Hoedillus - Israzorides - Odo - Odomasta - Simonus - Thasyraea - Tuxoctenus - Voraptus - Xenoctenus - Zora - Zoroides


Zoridae F. O. P-Cambridge, 1893


  • Cambridge, F. O. P.-. 1893. Handbook to the Study of British Spiders (Drassidae and Agelenidae). British Naturalist (Supplement) 3: 117-170. [132]
  • Raven, R.J. 2008: Revisions of Australian ground-hunting spiders: III. Tuxoctenus gen. nov. (Araneomorphae: Zoridae). Records of the Western Australian Museum, 24: 351-361. PDF


  • Platnick, N. I. 2009. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.5. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Vernacular names

English: Zorid spiders
한국어: 오소리거미과
日本語: ヤマシボグモ科


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