Anapidae  Simon, 1895 / Comaroma  Bertkau, 1889   1 species

Comaroma simoni  Bertkau, 1889


Cymbium angled with respect to tibial axis. Embolus short and robust. Epigyne only recognisable by receptacula seminis. Prosoma red-brown, with darker margin, anterior median eyes very small, sometimes completely reduced. Sternum red-brown. Chelicerae red-brown to brown. Legs red-brown, short and robust, patella brighter. Opisthosoma broad and flat, dorsally and ventrally with red-brown scuta and numerous, small chitinous plates.

Body length male: 1.6 mm
Body length female: 1.6 mm
Additional information

In leaf litter of damp woodland. This species builds a small, modified orb web.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018b)

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Europe
 male  female
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece   (van Helsdingen et al., 2018) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Luxembourg   (Staudt et al., 2013; Kreuels et al., 2019) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

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Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Kreuels M, Staudt A, Christian S (2019) Die Spinnenfauna von Luxemburg – eine Zusammenstellung der Nachweise aus den Jahren 1906-2018 (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois 121: 203-230 pdf

Kropf C (1990) Comaroma is an anapid spider (Arachnida, Araneae, Anapidae). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 31/32: 185-203 pdf

Kropf C (1998) Distribution and geographic variation of Comaroma simonii Bertkau, 1889 (Arachnida, Araneae, Anapidae). In Arthropod Biology: Contributions to Morphology, Ecology and Systematics. (E. Ebermann, ed) - Biosystematics and Ecology Series 14: 315-331 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 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

Roberts M J (1998) Spinnengids. Tirion, Baarn, Netherlands, 397 pp. pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Staudt A, Weber D, Nährig D (2013) Webspinnen (Arachnida,  Araneae) aus Höhlen des Großherzogtums Luxemburg. Ferrantia 69: 115-157 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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