List of families of spiders


List of families of spiders

About 40,000 species of Spiders have been described and they are classified into 111 families. The following is a list of families classified under the three suborders.

uborder Mesothelae

* Liphistiidae

uborder Mygalomorphae

The Mygalomorphae are large spiders, including the Tarantulas and are identified by the orientation of their fangs. The fangs point downwards.

Mecicobothrioidea

* Mecicobothriidae
* Microstigmatidae

Hexatheloidea

* Hexathelidae

Dipluroidea

* Dipluridae

Nemesioidea

* Nemesiidae

Theraphosoidea

* Theraphosidae
* Paratropididae

Barycheloidea

* Barychelidae

Atypoidea

* Atypidae
* Antrodiaetidae

Cyrtauchenioidea

* Cyrtaucheniidae

Idiopoidea

* Idiopidae

Ctenizoidea

* Ctenizidae

Migoidea

* Migidae
* Actinopodidae

uborder Araneomorphae

The suborder Araneomorphae consists of most of the spiders that have fangs that point diagonally and cross each other in contrast to the previous suborder. Most of the familiar garden spiders belong to the Araneomorphae.

Hypochiloidea

* Hypochilidae

Austrochiloidea

* Austrochilidae
* Gradungulidae

Filistatoidea

* Filistatidae

cytodoidea

* Drymusidae
* Periegopidae
* Scytodidae
* Sicariidae

Leptonetoidea

* Leptonetidae
* Ochyroceratidae
* Telemidae

Pholcoidea

* Diguetidae
* Pholcidae
* Plectreuridae

Caponioidea

* Caponiidae
* Tetrablemmidae

Dysderoidea

* Dysderidae
* Oonopidae
* Orsolobidae
* Segestriidae

Eresoidea

* Eresidae
* Hersiliidae
* Oecobiidae

Archaeoidea

* Archaeidae
* Holarchaeidae
* Mecysmaucheniidae
* Micropholcommatidae
* Pararchaeidae

Palpimanoidea

* Huttoniidae
* Palpimanidae
* Stenochilidae

Mimetoidea

* Malkaridae
* Mimetidae

Uloboroidea

* Deinopidae
* Uloboridae

Araneoidea

* Anapidae
* Araneidae
* Cyatholipidae
* Linyphiidae
* Mysmenidae
* Nesticidae
* Pimoidae
* Symphytognathidae
* Synaphridae
* Synotaxidae
* Tetragnathidae
* Nephilidae
* Theridiidae
* Theridiosomatidae

Lycosoidea

* Ctenidae
* Lycosidae
* Oxyopidae
* Pisauridae
* Psechridae
* Senoculidae
* Stiphidiidae
* Trechaleidae
* Zoridae
* Zorocratidae
* Zoropsidae

Agelenoidea

* Agelenidae
* Amphinectidae

Amaurobioidea

* Amaurobiidae

Dictynoidea

* Anyphaenidae
* Cybaeidae
* Desidae
* Dictynidae
* Hahniidae
* Nicodamidae

parassoidea

* Sparassidae

elenopoidea

* Selenopidae

Zodaroidea

* Zodariidae

Tengelloidea

* Tengellidae

"incertae sedis"

* Chummidae
* Clubionidae
* Cycloctenidae
* Homalonychidae
* Miturgidae

Titanoecoidea

* Phyxelididae
* Titanoecidae

Gnaphosoidea

* Ammoxenidae
* Cithaeronidae
* Gallieniellidae
* Gnaphosidae
* Lamponidae
* Prodidomidae
* Trochanteriidae

Thomisoidea

* Philodromidae
* Thomisidae

alticoidea

* Salticidae

Corinnoidea

* Corinnidae
* Liocranidae

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