Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Canalidion  Wunderlich, 2008   1 species

Canalidion montanum  (Emerton, 1882)


Palp: embolus short, in a distal position, consequently hidden in the ventral view of the bulb, cymbium dorsally with a basal depression. Prosoma 1.1-1.3 mm long. Characters as in female. Epigastric area not bulging.

Body length male: 3.4-3.8 mm

Prosoma yellowish, with a dark median band narrower behind, and a black borderline. Prosoma 1.1-1.4 mm long. Sternum bordered with black. Chelicerae: promargin with 2 teeth. Legs yellowish, with dark wide annulations, metatarsus III with a trichobothrium. Opisthosoma dorsally greyish, with a light dentate median band, bordered with blackish, ventrally whitish.


Body length female: 3.7-4.4 mm
Additional information

In coniferous forests.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): North America, Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to Far East)
 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.

Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Russia, Western   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Sandström, 2015) |||

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at 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

Levi H W (1957a) The spider genera Enoplognatha, Theridion, and Paidisca in America north of Mexico (Araneae, Theridiidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 112: 1-124 pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Sandström J (2015) Rödlistade arter i Sverige 2015. Rödlista över spindeldjur Arachnida. pp. 147-149. pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (2008a) On extant and fossil (Eocene) European comb-footed spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae), with notes on their subfamilies, and with descriptions of new taxa. Beiträge zur Araneologie 5: 140-469 pdf

17-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
27-08-2019 Image insert
28-04-2014 Image insert