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 2021): North America, Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to Far East)
 male  female
Distribution List
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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) 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
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