Macrothelidae  Simon, 1892 / Macrothele  Ausserer, 1871   3 species

Macrothele cretica  Kulczyński, 1903


Bulbus of male palp simple. Embolus long, slightly curved. Prosoma middle red-brown with darker striae. Sternum oval, with 6 oval sigilla. Distal part of chelicerae with short, strong hairs. Opisthosoma pale yellow-grey. 4 Spinnerets, posterior laterals long, three-segmented, with retrolateral subsegmentation of basal segment

Body length male: 14.4 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece (Crete)
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.

Greece / Crete   (no references) |||

Chatzaki M, Komnenov M (2019) Description of a new Chaetopelma (Araneae, Theraphosidae) species from Crete and a re-description of Macrothele cretica Kulczyński, 1903 (Araneae, Macrothelidae). Zootaxa 4544: 269-284 pdf

Snazell R, Allison R (1989) The genus Macrothele Ausserer (Araneae, Hexathelidae) in Europe. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 8: 65-72 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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