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  • Beatty, J.A. and J.M. Berry. 1989. Four new species of Paratheuma (Araneae, Desidae) from the Pacific. Journal of Arachnology 16: 339-347.
  • Bradley, R.A. 2013. Common Spiders of North America. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  • Breene, R. G., D. Allen Dean, G. B. Edwards, Blain Hebert, Herbert W. Levi, Gail Manning, et al. 2003. Common Names of Arachnids, Fifth Edition. 42
  • Isbister, G.K. and M.R. Gray. 2004. Black house spiders are unlikely culprits in necrotic arachnidism: a prospective study. Internal Medicine Journal 34: 287-289.
  • Platnick, N. I. 2013. The world spider catalog, version 14.0. American Museum of Natural History, online at
  • Platnick, N.I. 1977. Notes on the spider genus Paratheuma Bryant (Arachnida: Araneae). Journal of Arachnology 3: 199-201.
  • Roth, V.D. and W.L. Brown. 1975. A new genus of Mexican intertidal zone spider (Desidae) with biological and behavioral notes. American Museum Novitates No. 2568.
  • Simó, M., Á. Laborda, C. Jorge, J. Carlos Guerrero, M. Alves Diasa and M. Castro. 2011. Introduction, distribution and habitats of the invasive spider Badumna longinqua (L. Koch, 1867) (Araneae: Desidae) in Uruguay, with notes on its world dispersion. Journal of Natural History 45 (27-28): 1637-1648.
  • Ubick, D. 2005. Desidae. Pp. 93-94 in D. Ubick, P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing, and V. Roth (eds.) Spiders of North America: an Identification Manual. American Arachnological Society.
  • WoRMS (2015). Desidae Pocock, 1895. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at


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