Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Malthonica  Simon, 1898   6 species

Malthonica lusitanica  Simon, 1898


Resembles M. oceanica. Palp: ventral apophysis besides the retrotibial apophysis with irregular borders. Embolus strongly developed, describing an almost complete circle. Conductor strongly developed. Median apophysis well defined with a spatulate appearance.


Resembles M. oceanica. Epigyne with a posterior transversal plate (epigynal bar).

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Portugal to France
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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Lehtinen P T (1967) Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199-468 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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