Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / 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)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece (incl. Crete), Cyprus, Turkey
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.

Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (Bosmans & Chatzaki, 2005) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans & Chatzaki, 2005) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2020b; Danışman et al., 2023b) |||

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 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

Chatzaki M, Thaler K, Mylonas M (2002b) Ground spiders (Gnaphosidae, Araneae) of Crete and adjacent areas of Greece. Taxonomy and distribution. II. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 109: 603-633 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], online at pdf

Danışman T, Mamay M, Sabuncu Y (2020b) Taxonomic notes on genus Synaphosus Platnick & Shadab, 1980 (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) in Turkey. Serket 17: 127-132 pdf

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

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