Selenopidae  Simon, 1897 / Selenops  Latreille, 1819   2 species

Selenops radiatus  Latreille, 1819


Both parts of the tibial apophysis simple, median apophysis with 2 branches. Conductor T-shaped with terminal end pointed, tegulum with lateral projection, ventral part of tibial apophysis without ventral projection, embolus short.

Body length male: 16.5 mm

Epigyne longer than wide. Lateral lobes of epigyne situated close together only in their anterior half, lateral lobes wider than long. Opisthosoma with colour pattern.

Body length female: 16.5 mm
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East, India, Myanmar, China
Distribution List
Belgium   (no references) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) |||

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at pdf

El-Hennawy H K, Sallam G M E (2019) Selenops spiders in Egypt (Araneae: Selenopidae). Serket 17: 68-75 pdf

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

Song D X, Zhu M S, Chen J (1999) The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zamani A, Crews S C (2019) The flattie spider family Selenopidae (Araneae) in the Middle East. Zoology in the Middle East 65: 79-87 pdf

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