Cheiracanthiidae  Wagner, 1887 / Cheiracanthium  C. L. Koch, 1839   35 species

Cheiracanthium occidentale  L. Koch, 1882


Male unknown.


Epigyne: median depression with an interior margin and is wider than long. Spermathecae relatively small, only 1/3 of the width of the depression. Copulatory openings situated antero-laterally of the depression, sperm ducts make three coils to the elongated spermathecae.

Body length female: 6.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain (Minorca), Italy
Distribution List
Italy   ( no references ) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   ( no references ) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J (2012) On the spider species described by L. Koch in 1882 from the Balearic Islands (Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 43: 5-16

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

IJland S, Helsdingen P J van (2016) On some spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Basilicata and Calabria, Italy. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 36: 25-44

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

10-01-2017 Distribution update Detail
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail