Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Enoplognatha  Pavesi, 1880   30 species

Enoplognatha almeriensis  Bosmans & Van Keer, 1999


Prosoma 1.2-1.4 mm long. Chelicerae with 2 large unequal teeth.

Body length male: 2.5-3.2 mm

Epigyne: opening small, oval, transverse, with only anterior margin sclerotized. Prosoma olive brown, cephalic part and margin greyish. Prosoma 1.2-1.5 mm long. Sternum olive brown suffused with grey. Legs pale brown, annulated with grey. Opisthosoma grey suffused with white, dark grey folium.

Body length female: 2.6-3.6 mm
Additional information

In maquis, dry river bed, under stones.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Portugal, Spain
 male  female
Distribution List
Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J (1999) The genus Enoplognatha Pavesi, 1880 in the Mediterranean region (Araneae: Theridiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 209-241 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J (2008) Description of the male of Enoplognatha almeriensis Bosmans & Van Keer (Araneae: Theridiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 14: 269-271 pdf

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf