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List of families of spiders

About 40,000 species of Spiders have been described and they are classified into 109 families. The following is a list of families classified under the three suborders of the order Araneae. The list is limited to true spiders (members of Aranae) and does not include organisms that are sometime confused with spiders or have the word, spider, as part of their common name such as camel spiders (Solifugae), harvestman (Opiliones) and spider mites.

Suborder Mesothelae

Suborder Mygalomorphae

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

Mecicobothrioidea

Hexatheloidea

Dipluroidea

Nemesioidea

Theraphosoidea

Barycheloidea

Atypoidea

Cyrtauchenioidea

Idiopoidea

Ctenizoidea

Migoidea

Suborder 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

Austrochiloidea

Filistatoidea

Scytodoidea

Leptonetoidea

Pholcoidea

Caponioidea

Dysderoidea

Eresoidea

Archaeoidea

Palpimanoidea

Mimetoidea

Uloboroidea

Araneoidea

Lycosoidea

Agelenoidea

Amaurobioidea

Dictynoidea

Sparassoidea

Selenopoidea

Zodaroidea

Tengelloidea

incertae sedis

Titanoecoidea

Gnaphosoidea

Thomisoidea

Salticoidea

Corinnoidea

See also

References

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