Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Domitius  Ribera, 2018   8 species

Domitius luquei  (Ribera & Guerao, 1995)


Prosoma 1.8 mm long. Characters as in female.

Body length male: 3.9 mm

Prosoma whitish, sometimes with a thin grey borderline. Prosoma 1.5 mm long. Eyes well developed, ringed with brown, PME more than one diameter apart. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin. Legs whitish or pale yellowish. Opisthosoma whitish or greyish, sometimes with 2 pairs of dorsal faint patches.

Body length female: 3.5 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain
 male  female
Distribution List
Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). 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

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Ribera C (2018) A new genus of nesticid spiders from western European Peninsulas (Araneae, Nesticidae). Zootaxa 4407: 229-240 pdf

Ribera C, Guerao G (1995) Nesticus luquei n. sp. (Arachnida, Araneae) une nouvelle espece cavernicole du nord de l'espagne. Mémoires de Biospéologie 22: 121-124 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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