Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Parachtes  Alicata, 1964   13 species

Parachtes cantabrorum  (Simon, 1914)


Palp: tibia 2.4 times as long as wide (in the other species, this ratio varies from 1.6 to 1.9). Legs: femur III with 2 small spines.


Prosoma dark red-brown. Sternum red-brown, smooth. Legs: femur I with 3 or 4 prolateral spines, femur II with 2 or 3 spines, femur III spineless.

Body length female: 10-12 mm
Additional information

In wood, under stones. Altitude 1400-1780 m.

No illustrations for females available.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain, France
Female with egg sac in July.
Distribution List
France   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

Alicata P (1966c) Due nuove species di Parachtes (Araneae, Dysderidae) dell'Italia centro-meridionale. Doriana 4(173): 1-7

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

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Simon E (1914) Les arachnides de France 6 (1). Paris (Roret): 1-308

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