Sicariidae

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Sicariidae

(si″kar″ī′ĭ-dē) [ Sicarius, a genus name + -idae]
A family of poisonous spiders that includes the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) and other Loxosceles species.
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5 0,20 Invertebrados (2378) (97,38) Arachnida (3,19) Scorpiones (2,78) Brachistosternus ninapo 68 2,78 Araneae (0,41) Loxoscelidae 4 0,16 Lycesidae 6 0,25 Hexapoda (94,11) Coleoptera (93,66) Tenebrionidae 6 0,25 Scarabaeidae 93,29 Melolonthinae (larvas) 2239 91,69 Melolonthinae (adultos) 39 1,60 N.
In fact, the World Health Organization considers four genera of spiders to be of real medical interest due to the clinical manifestations them cause, and the lethality of their venom, three of them belonging to the infraorder Araneomorphae: Latrodectus, Theridiidae family; Loxosceles, Loxoscelidae family; Phoneutria, Ctenidae family.
The genus was originally placed in the family Sicariidae by Simon and has bounced around to the Scytodidae and Loxoscelidae.