Selenopidae  Simon, 1897 / Selenops  Latreille, 1819   4 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 2024): Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East, India, Myanmar, China
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.

Belgium   (Bosmans & Van Keer, 2017) ||| Egypt   (El-Hennawy, 2017a) ||| Greece   (Bosmans & Chatzaki, 2005) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Caporiacco, 1936a) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a) |||

Bosmans R, Chatzaki M (2005) A catalogue of the spiders of Greece – a critical review of all spider species cited from Greece with their localities. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische arachnologische Vereniging 20 (2, suppl.): 1-124 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer K (2017) Een herziene soortenlijst van de Belgische spinnen (Araneae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 32: 39-69 pdf

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). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Caporiacco L di (1936a) Aracnidi raccolti durante la primavera 1933 nelle oasi del deserto libico. Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana, Genova 15: 93-122 pdf

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

El-Hennawy H K (2017a) A list of Egyptian spiders (revised in 2017). Serket 15: 167-183 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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) 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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