Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   177 species

Dysdera scabricula  Simon, 1882


Prosoma 3 mm long.


Prosoma dark reddish, almost black, with strong and dense grains, and punctures. Prosoma 3.5-4 mm long. Sternum red-brown, with strong grains. Chelicerae with 2 teeth and a keel. Legs bright orange-red, all segments spineless, except tibia IV with one or 2 apical spines, and metatarsus IV with 2 or 4 small spines.

Body length female: 7.5-9 mm
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Distribution comment: As only confirmed from Spain and France, the records from Albania (Caporiacco 1932, "cfr" and juvenile only) and from Croatia are not included
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France, Spain
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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

Caporiacco L di (1932) Aracnidi raccolti in Albania dal dott. Pietro Parenzan. Atti dell'Accademia Scientifica Veneto-Trentino-Istriana (3) 23: 93-98 pdf

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

Romano R, Ferrández M A (1983) Dysdera scabricula Simon 1882, nueva especie para la Península Ibérica con notas acerca de los dysderidos de la provincia de Navarra. Actas Congreso Ibérico de Entomología, León 2: 685-697 pdf

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

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

11-05-2018 Distribution update Detail
18-09-2014 Image insert
13-05-2014 Distribution update Detail