Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Oonops  Templeton, 1835   14 species

Oonops tubulatus  Dalmas, 1916


Palp: embolus long and curved. Characters as in female.

Body length male: 1.6-1.64 mm

Spermatheca small, widely distant from the epigastric furrow. Prosoma orange-red, 0.86 mm long. Eyes large, the anteriors contiguous to the front of prosoma. Legs: orange-red, tibia I and II with 4 pairs of ventral spines. Cuticula with sparse thin hairs.

Body length female: 1.9-2.1 mm
Additional information

Littoral, under stones, in damp areas.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Algeria
 male  female
Males in autumn and winter, females in spring.
Distribution List
Algeria   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

Machado A de B (1941) Araignées nouvelles pour la faune portugaise (II). Mem Est Mus zool Univ Coimbra 117: i-xvi, 1-60

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

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