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 2021): Spain, France
Female with egg sac in July.
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

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 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf