(Intertidal Spiders)

The spider family Desidae, commonly known as Intertidal Spiders, have been sighted 86 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Desidae includes 5 countries and 9 states in the United States. Desidae is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Desidae

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Desid Spiders

Other Common Names

Intertidal Spiders


Reginald Innes Pocock, 1895

Sightings Overview

There have been 86 confirmed sightings of Desidae (Intertidal Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on April 20, 2020 by Spider ID member miamacbeth. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 86 sightings because of certain Desidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 19% of the time, Desidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 86)
  • Sex:¬†5 female and 20 male.
  • Environment:¬†Desidae has been sighted 32 times outdoors, and 56 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (21). Low foliage (4). High foliage (2). Ground layer (3). Under rock or debris (2).

Location and Range

Desidae (Intertidal Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States.

Desidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas.


Desidae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 16
  • February: 17
  • March: 5
  • April: 12
  • May: 17
  • June: 2
  • July:
  • August: 1
  • September:
  • October: 6
  • November: 1
  • December: 9

Genus: Badumna

Genus: Metaltella

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