Mysmenidae  Petrunkevitch, 1928 / Mysmena  Simon, 1894   2 species

Mysmena gibbosa  Snazell, 1986


Bulbus ovoid. Embolus long and coiled, tip lies in groove of modified cymbium. Epigyne with a short finger-like scape. Prosoma yellow-brown with darker margin and markings, head region raised in males. Sternum middle brown with a pale median stripe and antero-lateral patches. Legs yellow-brown, suffused with dark brown distally. Femur I in females with "femoral organ". Opisthosoma dark grey with many paler patches, dorsally with 4 to 6 white spots (absent in females), posterior part with a prominent protuberance, variable in size

Body length male: 1.06-1.15 mm
Body length female: 1.05-1.25 mm
Additional information

Amongst ground vegetation. This species builds a small orb web.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain
Distribution List
Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Snazell, R (1986) A new Mysmena (Araneae: Mysmenidae) from Spain. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 7: 62-64 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf