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Scytodidae  Blackwall, 1864 / Scytodes  Latreille, 1804   12 species

Scytodes fusca  Walckenaer, 1837

Description
Male

Bulbus: embolus part long and narrow. Lighter coloured than females. Prosoma and legs light yellow with dark violet markings. Opisthosoma with dark transverse stripes.

Body length male: 4.0-5.5 mm
Female

Prosoma more or less dark chestnut brown. Opisthosoma with dark transverse stripes.

Body length female: 4.4-6 mm
Additional information

This species of Central American origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

Distribution
  Presence
  Not established
  No data
Distribution comment: Germany and Slovakia introduced
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Central and Southern America. Introduced to Europe, tropical Africa, Seychelles, Myanmar, China, Japan, Hawaii
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Distribution List
Germany   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   ( no references ) |||
References

Barrientos J A, Febrer B (2017) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España). Nuevos datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 31: 8-24 pdf

Blick T, Finch O-D, Harms K H, Kiechle J, Kielhorn K-H , Kreuels M, Malten A, Martin D, Muster C, Nährig D, Platen R, Rödel I, Scheidler M, Staudt A, Stumpf H, Tolke D (2016) Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) Deutschlands. 3. Fassung, Stand April 2008, einzelne Änderungen und Nachträge bis August 2015. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 70/4: 383-510 pdf

Brignoli P M (1976c) Ragni di Grecia IX. Specie nuove o interessanti delle famiglie Leptonetidae, Dysderidae, Pholcidae ed Agelenidae (Araneae). Rev Suisse Zool 83: 539-578

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Ono H (2011) Spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Ogasawara Islands, Japan. Mem natl Mus nat Sci Tokyo 47: 435-470

Saaristo M I (1997b) Scytotids (Arachnida, Araneae, Scytodidae) of the granitic islands of Seychelles. Phelsuma 5 : 49-57

Sestáková A, Černecká L, Neumann J, Reiser N (2014) First record of the exotic spitting spider Scytodes fusca (Araneae, Scytodidae) in Central Europe from Germany and Slovakia. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 47: 1-6

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
06-02-2019 Distribution update Detail
25-11-2018 Distribution update Detail
05-08-2014 Image insert
03-06-2014 Distribution update Detail
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