Venoms of Theridiidae, Genus Steatoda

  • Z. Maretić
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology / Handbuch der experimentellen Pharmakologie book series (HEP, volume 48)


The genus Steatoda (Sundewall, 1833) is one of the 140 genera belonging to the family Theridiidae (Sundewall, 1833). Some species of this genus, like S. triangulosa, are found on all continents. Until recently, however it was not known that some of these species could be regarded as venomous, although the venomous steatods should be considered as animals of minor toxicity and of minor practical importance.


Venom Gland Zona Fasciculata Excretory Duct Spider Venom Black Widow 
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