Trachelidae  Simon, 1897 / Paratrachelas  Kovblyuk & Nadolny, 2009   4 species

Paratrachelas validus  (Simon, 1884)


Prosoma reddish brown to chestnut brown, with small pits. Prosoma length: 2.50 mm. Chelicerae chestnut brown, rugose, pro- and retromargin with 3 teeth. Sternum orange-brown, with small pits. Legs I-II orange-brown, legs III-IV orange-yellow. Opisthosoma grey, dorsum with brown scutum, covering almost the entire opisthosoma, with 4 pale spots in anterior part and some pale chevrons in posterior part.

Body length male: 2.79-4.68 mm

Prosoma reddish brown, with small pits. Prosoma length: 1.97 mm. Chelicerae brown, rugose, toothed as in males. Sternum yellow-brown with small pits. Leg I-II orange-brown, leg III-IV orange. Opisthosoma grey, dorsum with a darker, dagger-shaped longitudinal mark and 4 lighter spots around sigilla in anterior half, as well as some lighter chevrons in posterior half, dorsal scutum absent.

Body length female: 4.52-4.89 mm
Additional information

In humus, litter layer, moss, on shrubs, under stones, from 10 m up to 1500 m a.s.l.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Portugal, Spain, Italy
 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.

Italy   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosselaers J, Urones C, Barrientos J A, Alberdi J M (2009) On the Mediterranean species of Trachelinae (Araneae, Corinnidae) with a revision of Trachelas L. Koch 1872 on the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Arachnology 37: 15-38 pdf

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

Pantini P, Mazzoleni F (2018) I ragni de Calabria (Arachnida Araneae). Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", Bergamo 31: 11-69 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

20-04-2018 Image insert
20-04-2018 Distribution update Detail