Palpimanidae  Thorell, 1869 / Palpimanus  Dufour, 1820   10 species

Palpimanus gibbulus  Dufour, 1820


Palp: tip of the prolateral prong broadened and almost straight. Prosoma 2.2-3.7 mm long.

Body length male: 5 mm

Prosoma reddish, granulous, and covered with short light hairs. Legs reddish. Opisthosoma uniform reddish-brown to light brown, covered with light hairs.

Body length female: 6 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Mediterranean, Central Asia
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.

Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Algeria   (Platnick, 1981) ||| Croatia   (Milosevic, 2002) ||| Egypt   (Platnick, 1981) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Platnick, 1981) ||| Morocco  Removed (Hernández-Corral & Ferrández, 2017) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Platnick, 1981) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], online at pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Forster R R, Platnick N I (1984) A review of the archaeid spiders and their relatives, with notes on the limits of the superfamily Palpimanoidea (Arachnida, Araneae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 178: 1-106 pdf

Hernández-Corral J, Ferrández M Á (2017) Descripción de una especie nueva de Palpimanus Dufour, 1820 de Marruecos (Araneae: Palpimanidae), con notas sobre los Palpimanus del Mediterráneo. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 30: 37-46 pdf

Milosevic B (2002) Aranea – Popis vrsta – Checklist. Hrvatsko entomološko društvo – Inventar entomofaune Hrvatske [Aranea – List of species – Checklist. Croatian Entomological Society – Inventory of Croatian entomofauna]. pdf

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

Platnick N I (1981) A review of the spider subfamily Palpimaninae (Araneae, Palpimanidae), I. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 5: 169-173 pdf

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

30-08-2023 Distribution update Detail
28-07-2020 Image insert
04-12-2013 Distribution update Detail