Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / Anagraphis  Simon, 1893   2 species

Anagraphis pallens  Simon, 1893


Prosoma with distinct fovea, eyes subequal in size, posterior median eyes circular. Labium wider than long, endites large. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on pro- and 2 on retromargin. Opisthosoma without dorsal scutum. Palp: tibia with lateral apophysis, short median apophysis, large, distal, transparent conductor, embolus with basal extension.

Body length male: 4.3-6.9 mm

Prosoma with distinct fovea, eyes subequal in size, posterior median eyes circular. Labium wider than long, endites large. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on pro- and 2 on retromargin. Epigyne: central depression bordered by thick, semicircular rims or by posteriorly raised margins.

Body length female: 5.2-7.6 mm
Additional information

Under a stone in an olive orchard (Chios, Greece).

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Distribution comment: after moving Talanites aculeatus from the syn. of Berinda amabilis by Khasayeva & Huseynov (2017), all records of the latter species outside Crete are included here
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Libya, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Syria, Russia (Europe, Caucasus), Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Central Asia
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.

Azerbaijan   (Khasayeva & Huseynov, 2017) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Georgia   (Seropian et al., 2023b) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Libya   (Levy, 1999c) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler, 2018) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev et al., 2021b; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Topçu et al., 2005; Danışman et al., 2024) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at pdf

Khasayeva S I, Huseynov E F (2017) To the study of gnaphosid spiders (Aranei: Gnaphosidae) of Western Azerbaijan with suggestion of two new synonyms. Arthropoda Selecta 26: 125-132 pdf

Levy G (1999c) Spiders of the genera Anagraphis and Talanites (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 45: 215-225 pdf

Murphy J (2007) Gnaphosid genera of the world. British Arachnological Society St Neots, Cambridgeshire, 605 pp. pdf

Pfliegler W P (2018) Corrections and additions to 'Pfliegler et al. 2017 – New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida'. Soil Organisms 90: 41-42 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, Alekseev S K, Komarov Y E, Shmatko V Y (2021b) Spiders (Aranei) of the Terek River valley in Mozdok District of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 17: 351-374 pdf

Seropian A, Bulbulashvili N, Otto S, Krammer H-J, Kachlishvili N, Datunashvili A (2023b) Picking pearls from the Silk Road: insights into the spider (Arachnida, Araneae) diversity in Georgia from the Caucasus barcode of life project. Part II. Caucasiana 2: 231-297 pdf

Topçu A, Seyyar O, Kunt K B (2005) Anagraphis pallens Simon, 1893, a new record from Turkey (Araneae: Prodidomidae). Serket 9: 85-86 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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