Liocranidae  Simon, 1897 / Mesiotelus  Simon, 1897   8 species

Mesiotelus mauritanicus  Simon, 1909


Prosoma orange-yellow when preserved in alcohol, lighter in cephalic region, smooth and shiny. Darker striae radiating from a conspicuous, brown fovea. Opisthosoma greyish yellow with darker, dagger shaped median mark in anterior third. Legs brownish yellow, tibiae and metatarsi I and II with two parallel ventral rows of erectile bristles.

Prosoma length 2.10 mm, prosoma width 1.70 mm.

Body length female: 5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean

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