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 2021): Mediterranean
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Bosselaers J (unpubl.)

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

Lecigne S (unpubl.)

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Simon E (1932) Les arachnides de France 6 (4). Paris (Roret): 773-978 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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