Anapidae  Simon, 1895 / Zangherella  Caporiacco, 1949   3 species

Zangherella algerica  (Simon, 1895)


Palp reduced in female, only stumps. Opisthosoma dorsally with scutum in both sexes, sclerotised rings around petiolus and spinnerets.

Body length male: 0.8 mm
Body length female: 0.8 mm
Additional information

In the litter layer of bushy forest. Strongly modified anapid orb web, similar to Comaroma simoni.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Italy, Algeria, Tunisia
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Brignoli, 1968a; Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Brignoli, 1968a) ||| Tunisia   (Brignoli, 1981b) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Brignoli P M (1968a) Über zwei italienische Pseudanapis-Arten (Arachnida: Araneae: Symphytognathidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 49: 131-136 pdf

Brignoli P M (1981b) New or interesting Anapidae (Arachnida, Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 88: 109-134 pdf

Fusco T, Fattorini S, Fortini L, Ruzzier E, Di Giulio A (2024) Ground spiders (Chelicerata, Araneae) of an urban green space: intensive sampling in a protected area of Rome (Italy) reveals a high diversity and new records to the Italian territory. Biodiversity Data Journal 12(e122896): 1-181 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Thaler K, Knoflach B (1998b) Die Zangherella-Arten Italiens (Araneae, Anapidae): Verbreitung und Merkmale. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 71: 73-81 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (1980d) Über europäische Symphytognathidae (Arach.: Araneae). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 23: 259-273 pdf

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