Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Mizaga  Simon, 1898   1 species

Mizaga racovitzai  (Fage, 1909)


Pedipalpus without patellar apophysis, tibia with short spoon-like apophysis, with simple bulb, no median apophysis nor conductor, embolus forming one-half circle. Otherwise similar to female

Body length male: 3.8 mm

Posterior eye row straight, labium longer than wide, conspicuously notched at base, sternum longer than wide, prosoma dark orange-brown, legs and sternum slightly lighter, opisthosoma yellowish, covered with short, fine hairs, epigyne mostly membranous.

Body length female: 3.6 mm
Additional information

Spiders live in holes among calcareous algae in the intertidal zones of the Mediterranean Sea and form tubular retreats which are closed by silk when submerged by the incoming tide. These retreats are similar to those from species the genus Desis (Desidae) at coasts of the Indian and Pacific oceans.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Mediterranean
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.

Croatia   (Milosevic, 2002) ||| France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Blauwe R de (1973) Revision de la famille des Agelenidae (Araneae) de la région Mediterranéenne. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 49(2): 1-111 pdf

Milosevic B (2002) Aranea – Popis vrsta – Checklist. Hrvatsko entomološko društvo – Inventar entomofaune Hrvatske [Aranea – List of species – Checklist. Croatian Entomological Society – Inventory of Croatian entomofauna]. pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Roth V D (1967) A redescription of the spider genus Mizaga Simon (Agelenidae), with new synonymy. American Museum Novitates 2291: 1-7 pdf

Simon E (1937) Les arachnides de France 6 (5). Paris (Roret): 979-1298 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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