Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Synaphosus  Platnick & Shadab, 1980   8 species

Synaphosus trichopus  (Roewer, 1928)


Male palp with retrolateral apophysis on patella. Cymbium oval, with corner protruding on anterior side. Tibial apophysis small, with hook-shaped tip. Embolus long, thread-like. Vulva with asymmetrical receptacula. Prosoma yellow. Femur with 2 dorsal spines. Tarsus I-II with scopula and III-IV with dense stripe of small thorns. Claw of tarsus IV elongated. Opisthosoma yellow, dorsally with grey spots.

Body length male: 2.8-3.5 mm
Body length female: 3.0 mm
Additional information

on Crete in Phrygana (the low, evergreen bushes and shrubs in eastern Mediterranean area)

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece (incl. Crete)
Distribution List
Cyprus   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( no references ) |||

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2