Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Xysticus  C. L. Koch, 1835   86 species

Xysticus marmoratus  Thorell, 1875


Male palp without tegular apophyses, but with transverse, sclerotised edge, prolateral area of tegulum apically protruding and strongly structured. Tibial apophysis bipartite, ventral apophysis hook-like bent, retrolateral apophysis broad, short in lateral view and with blunt tip. Conductor with whip-like swung embolus. Epigyne with circular to oval contour, flanked by wall-like ring, very variable depending on age. Vulva consists of an inverted triangular sac. Prosoma female: in different bright brown, white or fine black margined and distinctly separated in 3 broad longitudinal stripes. Eye field brown to dark brown or cream-beige, posterior median eyes surrounded by brown rings and 2 dark longitudinal lines in between. Male: dark to grey-brown, partly sand-brown, with broad longitudinal stripes. Sternum broad, almost round, median dark, brown and yellow-brown on margin. Chelicerae frontally dark brown or brown to cream-beige patterned and with fine spine, additional fine, shorter spines. Legs brown, dorsally very dark (female brighter) and with stripes.. Femur male: with bright, median longitudinal line. Opisthosoma slender, slightly longish shaped, anteriorly and laterally white, oval dirty dark brown, black-brown or black-grey, median with brown to brown-beige lancet-shaped area, 5 sigilla. Spinnerets pale grey to brown, partly surrounded by bright line.

Body length male: 3.8-4.9 mm
Body length female: 4.6-5.6 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Central Europe, Balkans, Greece, Caucasus, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia (Europe), Kazakhstan
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.

Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Czechia   (Růžička & Řezáč, 2022a) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

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) pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], online at pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Hepner M, Milasowszky N, Sigmund E, Waitzbauer W (2011) Die Spinnenfauna (Arachnida: Araneae) stillgelegter Abbauflächen in einem Steinbruch in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg (Österreich: Niederösterreich). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 42: 29-47 pdf

Jantscher E (2001a) Revision der Krabbenspinnengattung Xysticus C.L. Koch, 1835 (Araneae, Thomisidae) in Zentraleuropa. Dissertation, Univ. Graz, 328 pp., 81 pls. pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

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

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

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Ponomarev A V, Khnykin A S (2013) Spiders (Aranei) of Volgograd sity and its environs. The South of Russia: ecology, development 4: 109-136 pdf

Růžička V, Řezáč M (2022a) Seznam pavouků České republiky. List of spiders of the Czech Republic. Online at and pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

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

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