Cheiracanthiidae  Wagner, 1887 / Cheiracanthium  C. L. Koch, 1839   36 species

Cheiracanthium gratum  Kulczyński, 1897


Prosoma uniformly pale yellow. Sternum pale yellow. Chelicerae pale yellow, pro- and retromargin with 2 small teeth. Legs pale yellow, slightly darker distally. Opisthosoma pale yellow to yellow-green with dark yellow cardiac mark.

Body length male: 5.6-6.5 mm

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 6.7-7 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia (Europe), Kazakhstan
 male  female
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.

Germany   (Merkens & Wunderlich, 2000) ||| Hungary   (Chyzer & Kulczyński, 1897) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev & Khnykin, 2013; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

Chyzer C, Kulczyński W (1897) Araneae Hungariae. Tomus II. Academia Scientarum Hungaricae, Budapest, pp. 147-366, pl. 6-10. pdf

Esyunin S L, Efimik V E (2021) On the gratum species group of the genus Cheiracanthium C.L. Koch, 1839 (Aranei: Cheiracanthidae), with a description of a new species. Arthropoda Selecta 30: 239-244 pdf

Merkens S, Wunderlich J (2000) Zwei für Deutschland neue Spinnenarten (Araneae): Enoplognatha serratosignata (L. Koch) (Theridiidae) und Cheiracanthium gratum Kulczynski (Clubionidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 19: 41-48 pdf

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

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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