Mysmenidae  Petrunkevitch, 1928 / Mysmena  Simon, 1894   3 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 2024): Spain
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.

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