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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Mysmenidae
Simon [1]
Type species
Trogloneta granulum

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Trogloneta is a genus of spiders in the Mysmenidae family. It was first described in 1922 by Simon. As of 2017, it contains 11 widely distributed species. [1]

Mysmenidae family of arachnids

Mysmenidae is a spider family with about 135 described species in around 13 genera. The family is one of the least well known of the orb-weaving spiders because of their small size and cryptic behaviour. These spiders are found in humid habitats such as among leaf litter and in caves.


Trogloneta comprises the following species: [1]

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  1. 1 2 3 "Mysmenidae". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2017-03-19.