Genus: Ceroma

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthropoda > Arachnomorpha > Cheliceriformes > Chelicerata > Euchelicerata > Arachnida > Solifugae > Family: Ceromidae

Native to Southern and Eastern Africa, with seven of the 16 species recorded from southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

Information from Dippenaar-Schoeman et al. (2006) and Harvey (2003).

Ceroma inerme

Recorded from Walvis Bay, Namibia.


Ceroma langi

Recorded from Lake Ngami, Botswana.


Ceroma leppanae

Distribution includes South Africa (Eastern Cape) and Zimbabwe.


Ceroma pictulum

Distribution includes Namibia and South Africa (Eastern Cape).


Ceroma sclateri

Recorded from Houwhoek and Ashton in the Western Cape, South Africa.


Ceroma swierstrae

Recorded from Prince Albert and Laingsburg, Western Cape, South Africa.


Ceroma sylvestris

Recorded from Chirinda Forest, Mount Selinda, Zimbabwe.



  • Dippenaar-Schoeman A, Gonzalez Reyers AX, Harvey MS. 2006. A check-list of the Solifugae (sun spiders) of South Africa (Arachnida: Solifugae). African Plant Protection 12:70-92.
  • Harvey MS. 2003. Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world. CSIRO Publishing, Australia.

Text by Norman Larsen

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