Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Bassaniodes  Pocock, 1903   22 species

Bassaniodes tenebrosus  (Šilhavý, 1944)


Black-brown. Club-shaped body hairs. Tibia I-II ventral usually with 6 pairs of spines. Metatarsus I-II ventral with 4-5 pairs of spines.

prosoma length: 3.3-4.3 mm


Brown. Epigyne without sickle-shaped structure next to the scape.

prosoma length: 3.3-4.3 mm

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): East Mediterranean
Distribution List
Bosnia and Herzegovina   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Croatia   ( no references ) ||| Cyprus   ( Bosmans et al., 2019c; ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Slovenia   ( Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015; ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018)

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

Coşar İ, Danışman T, Tarlabölen R (2016) A new crab spider record from Turkey (Araneae: Thomisidae). Serket 15: 104-106

Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Blagoev G (2004) Spiders (Araneae) from the eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). In Beron, P. & A. Popov (eds.) Biodiversity of Bulgaria. 2. Biodiversity of eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria and Greece). Pensoft, Sofia, pp. 181-188 pdf

Grbac I, Katušić L, Lukić M (2019) Catalogue of spiders (Araneae) deposited in the Croatian Natural History Museum. Natura Croatica 28: 185-269 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

28-06-2019 Distribution update Detail
18-02-2017 Image insert
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