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Family Oonopidae - Goblin Spiders

Tapinesthis inermis? - Tapinesthis inermis Tapinesthis inermis? - Tapinesthis inermis Possibly Family Oonopidae? - Opopaea Unknown spider Heteroonops spinimanus - female Heteroonops spinimanus - female Heteroonops spinimanus - female Heteroonops spinimanus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Haplogynae)
Family Oonopidae (Goblin Spiders)
Explanation of Names
Author of name: Simon. Year first published: 1890
This section is under construction.

Brignolia cobre - USA, Caribbean(1); FL; far southern Florida and West Indies(2)
Brignolia dasysterna - USA(1); FL; known only from three sites in Dade and Monroe Counties, far southern Florida(2)
Brignolia parumpunctata - North, Central, South America. Introduced to Gambia, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Yemen, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia (Sulawesi, Banda Is.), Australia (Queensland), Pacific Is.(1); FL; Pantropical(2)

Escaphiella hespera - USA, Mexico(1); AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX, UT; southwestern United States and northern Mexico(3)
Escaphiella litoris - USA, Mexico(1); CA; California and Baja California(3)
Escaphiella nye - USA(1); eastern CA, western NV(3)

Gamasomorpha lutzi - USA to Panama, Caribbean(1); FL(4)

Heteroonops spinimanus - North to South America, Caribbean. Introduced to Macaronesia, Germany, Seychelles, Madagascar, Australia, Pacific Is.(1); FL(5)

Ischnothyreus peltifer - Tropical Asia. Introduced to North, Central, South America, Gaboon, Seychelles, Madagascar, Hawaii(1); ON, FL;Pantropical, and also introduced in north temperate buildings(6)
Ischnothyreus velox - Tropical Asia. Introduced to North and Central America, Netherlands, Germany, Seychelles, Madagascar, Hawaii(1); FL; Pantropical (although not yet recorded from Africa south of Egypt), and introduced in European greenhouses(6)

Noonops californicus - USA(1); CA; Riverside Co, Sandiego Co.(7)
Noonops coachella - USA(1); CA; Known only from a sand dune system at Coachella Valley Preserve, Riverside Co., California(7)
Noonops floridanus - USA, Bahama Is.(1); FL, GA; probably introduced into the Bahama Islands and Brazil(7)
Noonops furtivus - USA, Mexico(1); TX; Texas and Tamaulipas(7)
Noonops joshua - USA(1); CA; Riverside Co., San Bernardino Co.(7)
Noonops mortero - USA(1); CA, AZ?; San Diego Co. (possibly east to Pima Co., Arizona)(7)
Noonops ocotillo - USA(1); AZ, southern CA(7)
Noonops skinner - USA(1); CA; Known only from Lake Skinner, Riverside Co., California.(7)
Noonops sonora - USA, Mexico(1); AZ, CA; "Apparently relatively widespread in the southwestern United States (Arizona
and southern California) and the adjacent parts of Mexico (Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur)."(7)

Oonopinus kilikus - Seychelles, Hawaii(1);
Oonopinus pilulus - China, USA (Hawaii)(1);

Oonopoides endicus - USA, Bahama Is.(1);
Oonopoides iviei - USA, Bahama Is.(1);
Oonopoides secretus - USA, Mexico(1);

Oonops stylifer - USA(1);

Opopaea apicalis - Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand. Introduced to USA, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Seychelles, Pacific Is.(1);
Opopaea calona - USA(1);
Opopaea concolor - Tropical Africa. Introduced to Hawaii, North, Central and South America(1);
Opopaea deserticola - USA (Florida), Mexico to Panama, Brazil, Caribbean Is. Introduced to Canary Is., Japan (Ogasawara Is.), Pacific Is.(1);
Opopaea floridana - USA(1);
Opopaea hawaii - Hawaii(1);
Opopaea meditata - USA(1);
Opopaea sedata - USA(1);

Orchestina auburndalensis - USA(1);
Orchestina kamehameha - USA(1);
Orchestina moaba - USA(1);
Orchestina nadleri - USA(1);
Orchestina obscura - USA(1);
Orchestina pavesiiformis - Portugal, Spain, Israel. Introduced to USA, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay(1);
Orchestina quasimodo - USA(1);
Orchestina saltitans - USA(1);
Orchestina utahana - USA, Mexico(1);

Scaphiella longkey - USA(1);

Scaphioides minuta - USA(1);

Stenoonops peckorum - USA(1);

Triaeris stenaspis - Africa. Introduced to North, Central, South America, Caribbean, Europe, Taiwan, Australia, Pacific Is.(1);
Print References
The Family Oonopidae in Florida, Chickering 1969 - PDF - Key, descriptions and illustrations.
Internet References
World Spider Catalog (2018). World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 19.0, accessed on 04/30/2018.
Works Cited
1.World Spider Catalog
2.The goblin spider genus Brignolia (Araneae, Oonopidae)
Platnick, N. I., Dupérré, N., Ott, R. & Kranz-Baltensperger, Y. 2011. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 349: 1-131.
3.The American goblin spiders of the new genus Escaphiella (Araneae, Oonopidae)
Platnick, N. I. & Dupérré, N. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 328: 1-151.
4.The family Oonopidae (Araneae) in Florida
Chickering, A. M. . The family Oonopidae (Araneae) in Florida. Psyche, Cambridge 76: 144-162.
5.The goblin spider genus Heteroonops (Araneae, Oonopidae), with notes on Oonops
Platnick, N. I. & Dupérré, N. . American Museum Novitates 3672: 1-72.
6.The goblin spider genus Ischnothyreus (Araneae, Oonopidae) in the New World.
Platnick, N. I., Berniker, L. & Kranz-Baltensperger, Y. American Museum Novitates 3759: 1-32.
7.The soft-bodied goblin spiders of the new genus Noonops (Araneae, Oonopidae)
Platnick, N. I. & Berniker, L. American Museum Novitates 3776: 1-48.