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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
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 – Chimena – Gaoligonga – ?Iardinis – Isela – Itapua – Kekenboschiella – Kilifina – Leviola – Maymena – Mengmena – MicrodipoenaMosuMysmenaMysmenella – Mysmeniola – Mysmenopsis – ?PhricotelusSimaoa – Tamasesia – Trogloneta – Yamaneta


Mysmenidae Petrunkevitch, 1928

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Vernacular names
日本語: コツブグモ科
한국어: 깨알거미과
中文: 密蛛科

Mysmenidae is a spider family with about 135 described species in thirteen genera. The family is one of the least well known of the orb-weaving spiders because of their small size (0.76 to 3 mm (0.03 to 0.12 in)) and cryptic behaviour. These spiders are found in humid habitats such as among leaf litter and in caves.[1]

Species occur in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, New Guinea and several islands.
Main article: List of Mysmenidae species

As of April 2019, the World Spider Catalog accepts the following genera:[2]

Brasilionata Wunderlich, 1995 — Brazil
Chanea Miller, Griswold & Yin, 2009 — China
Gaoligonga Miller, Griswold & Yin, 2009 — Vietnam
Isela Griswold, 1985 — Kenya, South Africa
Maymena Gertsch, 1960 — North America, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Central America, Peru
Microdipoena Banks, 1895 — Africa, United States, Paraguay, Asia, Oceania
Mosu Miller, Griswold & Yin, 2009 — China
Mysmena Simon, 1894 — Oceania, Asia, Caribbean, North America, Algeria, Spain, South America, Panama
Mysmeniola Thaler, 1995 — Venezuela
Mysmenopsis Simon, 1898 — South America, Caribbean, North America, Central America
Phricotelus Simon, 1895 — Sri Lanka
Simaoa Miller, Griswold & Yin, 2009
Trogloneta Simon, 1922 — Brazil, Asia, United States

See also

List of Mysmenidae species


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