Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Enoplognatha  Pavesi, 1880   31 species

Enoplognatha mediterranea  Levy & Amitai, 1981


Prosoma 1.3-1.5 mm long. Colouration as in female. Chelicerae with 2 strong teeth, basal tooth larger, with some denticles.

Body length male: 3.1-4.4 mm

Epigyne with transverse, bridge-like structure. Prosoma dark to light brown with darker edges. Prosoma 1.3-1.7 mm long. Legs brown, segments apically darker, femur I 1.3 times as long as prosoma. Opisthosoma grey to black, usually with 4 dorsal white spots, ventral black.

Body length female: 3-5 mm
Additional information

Under stones.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran
 male  female
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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Georgia   (Seropian et al., 2023b) ||| Greece   (Bosmans & Van Keer, 1999; Bosmans & Chatzaki, 2005) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Bosmans & Van Keer, 1999) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2024) |||

Bosmans R, Chatzaki M (2005) A catalogue of the spiders of Greece – a critical review of all spider species cited from Greece with their localities. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische arachnologische Vereniging 20 (2, suppl.): 1-124 pdf

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, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at pdf

Gündüz G, Gharkhloo M M, Yağmur E A (2022) Additional records for Theridiidae Sundevall, 1833 in Iran (Araneae: Theridiidae). Biharean Biologist 16: 1-5 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Seropian A, Bulbulashvili N, Otto S, Krammer H-J, Kachlishvili N, Datunashvili A (2023b) Picking pearls from the Silk Road: insights into the spider (Arachnida, Araneae) diversity in Georgia from the Caucasus barcode of life project. Part II. Caucasiana 2: 231-297 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zamani A, Nadolny A A, Esyunin S L, Marusik Y M (2022a) New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), part IX. Arachnology 19: 358-384 pdf

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